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Re: Hotplug: no more fstab entries



David Zeuthen wrote:

On Thu, 2006-02-23 at 14:19 +0100, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
Hi.

On Thu, 23 Feb 2006 07:47:34 -0500, David Zeuthen wrote:

Don't be silly. You can still use /etc/fstab and/or mount(1). Even
with the new /disk/disk/by-label etc. symlinks you can construct a
persistent entry in /etc/fstab.
Nonetheless, what was wrong with the old behaviour (dropping a directory
in /media for each plugged in device)? I do not even particulary care about
the entries in /etc/fstab, as long as "mount /media/usbdisk" does what it
is supposed to do.

The thing is... we don't know a priori what mount point (and mount
options) is to be used. With gnome-mount, this decision now comes from
the desktop session. Right now the logic is hard wired into the
gnome-mount sources itself but we're working on fixing this to read it
from gconf; see
http://freedesktop.org/~david/gnome-mount-properties-0.01.png

for some work in progress.

Can I restore the old behaviour somehow?

Not really, no. But nothing prevents you from write an fstab-sync like
program yourself and submitting it to Fedora Extras.

   David


Unfortunately, the arguments are piling on for re-evaluating our
distro choice here.  Another thread in this group suggested that
the poster get one of the handy linux reference books to solve
some mounting problems.  I bet they say "mount" and "fstab".
(Has anyone checked wheter posix mandates "mount" for mounting?)


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