also sprach Martin Dickopp <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2005.03.07.2034 +0100]: > In the course of the discussion I got the impression that this way > of automatically (un)mounting USB devices was not percieved as > a good idea. Well, it can't be done... that's one thing. You can "remove knowledge of the medium from the system once it has been pulled out". You cannot unmount it because it will already be removed by the time that udev or any other user-space/kernel-space tool learns about this. This is a limitation of the USB port. The solution is to mount it 'sync', then automatically unmounting could worl > However, my package continued to remain useful for me despite the > existence of pmount, mainly because I don't use a desktop > environment. pmount develops its real power when used in > combination with HAL. As a standalone application, pmount requires > the user to know the filename of the device node, so IMHO it > solves a different problem than my package. You are using udev, so what's the big deal about having to know the filename of the device node? Or is /dev/little-green-usb-stick-with-red-flashing-light not good? Also see #286695. > So, the question is: Should usbmount be included in Debian? Since you and Rafael deem it useful, I guess that it should. I am not opposed to the package at all. I just think that there are other ways to do it. But that's just me. -- Please do not send copies of list mail to me; I read the list! .''`. martin f. krafft <email@example.com> : :' : proud Debian developer, admin, user, and author `. `'` `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fixing a system Invalid/expired PGP subkeys? Use subkeys.pgp.net as keyserver!
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