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Re: Hotplug: no more fstab entries



David Zeuthen (david fubar dk) said: 
> > That's a cheat, though - the introduction is removing functionality from
> > the OS.
> 
> Strong disagreement. 

Prior releases automatically mounted filesystems in all situations;
now they are only mounted in the desktop.

> You can use gnome-mount and/or mount(1) - they work just fine and
> gnome-mount will (at least in the future) do so much more than we could
> ever do with the fstab-sync approach. KDE also got some stuff for this
> but I don't follow KDE development very closely, sorry. 
> 
> You can also use dbus-send in conjunction with hal-find-by-property...
> it's not exactly rocket science
> 
>         [davidz daxter ~]$ dbus-send --system --dest=org.freedesktop.Hal --print-reply /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_uuid_43F1_517C org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.Unmount array:string:
>         method return sender=:1.2 -> dest=:1.62
>          uint32 0
>         [davidz daxter ~]$ dbus-send --system --dest=org.freedesktop.Hal --print-reply /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_uuid_43F1_517C org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.Mount string: string: array:string:
>         method return sender=:1.2 -> dest=:1.65
>          uint32 0

This isn't exactly common use currently, though - I suspect
more people understand basic perl line noise than this. :)

Is there a way to easily query a d-bus object (from the command
line, or even python -c '...') for the supported methods?

> > This is all documented in the release notes, right?
> 
> If you think it's necessary.. feel free to add it.

I really think we could use one.

Bill


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