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Bug#626478: nfs-common: Please build mount.nfs with libmount support

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 10:30:19AM +0100, Roger Leigh wrote:
> With mount (util-linux) 2.19.1 in experimental, libmount.so.1 is
> provided for use by mount helpers such as mount.nfs.  [the next
> upload will include proper libmount-dev and libmount1 packages;
> it's currently in util-linux]
> It would be great if mount.nfs could be built with libmount support.
> This is needed for removal of /etc/mtab (symlink to /proc/mounts) and
> r/o root.
> While I don't follow upstream development too closely, the patches
> were posted to the list, and are in use in Fedora.  You can find them
> here:
> http://git.linux-nfs.org/?p=steved/nfs-utils.git;a=commitdiff;h=c01e5ca6179b8f5b041605d9bbd75a0f76812d54
> http://git.linux-nfs.org/?p=steved/nfs-utils.git;a=commitdiff;h=a99269230a0e77e7bed4fa31c9547f0d61c7f206
> Once util-linux gains the libmount-dev package, it would be great
> if we could have nfs-utils building against it with
> --enable-libmount-mount; experimental would be fine for testing
> purposes since that's where util-linux is the for the time being.

Just to let you know, util-linux 2.19.1 is now in unstable, along
with libmount-dev/libmount1 packages.  If the patches are not yet
in a new nfs-utils release, they are obtainable from upstream git
as detailed above.


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