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Re: Question about /etc/fstab in Squeeze

Bob Proulx wrote:
Paul E Condon wrote:
The /etc/fstab that is installed by the Debian installer
in Squeeze contains the following comment lines:

#  Use 'vol_id --uuid' to print the universally unique identifier for a
# device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices
# that works even if disks are added and removed. See fstab(5).

What is 'vol_id' ?

That is the old way.  It was superseded by 'blkid'.  That comment must
have been left behind and not updated.  Instead of running vol_id
--uuid try running blkid.

  man blkid

If that comment is still occurring on a fresh installation then it
warrants a bug report to get it updated.

The context suggests that it is an executable program that is run
from the command line, but there is no such object in the search

IIRC that came through the Ubuntu path and would have existed there in
/lib/udev/vol_id but now for all uses you want to map that to blkid.

That brings up a question: that mapping of device-label-uuid which blkid does, is that available in another way or is blkid the only tool that does that?


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