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Bug#430896: general: GNOME or KDE desktops should issue a warning when the user unplugs USB media without unmounting.

On Fri, Jun 29, 2007 at 10:49:29AM +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > On jeu, 2007-06-28 at 06:24 +0200, Michael Biebl wrote:
> >> I'm not sure if XFCE in Debian already uses
> >> gnome-mount, though.
> > No, and we don't really want to depends on gnome stuff, especially
> > looking at the huge dependencies list of gnome-mount. We already use
> > exo-mount, which doesn't yet provide this functionality, afaik.
> the long list of GNOME dependencies is because of the nautilus plugin.

> Would that be acceptable for you XFce guys? If you'd consider to use
> gnome-mount in that case I would prepare a updated version of
> gnome-mount.

It's not a case of us trying to change this for Debian; you'd have to
get upstream to change this which I suspect isn't going to happen.  I
can't really see much benefit to it.  There's no upstream support in exo
for gnome-mount currently.

This may change when gnome-mount gets updated for the
policykit/consolekit hal stuff but we'll see how upstream react to that
at the time.

The "unsafe" unmounting is done by hal anyway and whilst you may end up
with some sort of corruption if you're very unlucky about when you pull
the cable out, most of the time you'll just end up with files not
deleted or no noticeable difference (except the annoying message of
course ;)).


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