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Re: Hotplug: no more fstab entries



On Thu, 2006-02-23 at 12:28 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> 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;

No, we just provided 1) an /etc/fstab entry; and 2) created/maintained a
directory in /media.

> now they are only mounted in the desktop.

There are no big changes for desktop users.

> >         [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?

No, not yet, sorry. HAL was written before the introspection format in
D-BUS settled... so HAL currently don't support introspection... I want
to add this when D-BUS goes 1.0 though...

> > > 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.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=182639

    David



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