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Re: Fedora core suggestions



On 4/24/06, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta gmail com> wrote:
> On 4/24/06, Arthur Pemberton <pemboa gmail com> wrote:
> > Yes, in all fairness, FC should at least auto dete and mount vfat
> > partions, for that matter, it should offer to mount any fixed partion
> > whose FS it can detect.
>
> The policy to ignore fixed partitions by default was the result of
> security arguments associated with multiuser server systems.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=177177#c19
>
> If you incorrectly define the fedora core mandate as being primarily a
> single-user desktop system, then its very easy to say that vfat fixed
> disks should be treated like the plugged media devices. But once you
> start thinking beyond that very narrow usage case, into other
> situations which are more common in data center, or moderatelly sized
> multi-user environments, the scenario becomes problematic and its not
> so simple an issue as you would originally think.
>
> But don't confuse the lack of an optimal solution right now as
> evidence that people don't care about this and that they are not
> working to fix it. The PolicyKit work that is going on upstream with
> regard to hal is evidence of real effort to make progress on a thorny
> issue which has to strike a balance between single-user scenarios and
> server scenarios for Fedora Core's "general use" mandate.
>

Ok, fair enough. Thanks for that information. But wouldn't something
on the firstboot or Anaconda side solve that problem? Or am I
misunderstanding the problem?
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