Bug 11512 - /sbin/mount.ncp swallows or replaces numerous mount options
Summary: /sbin/mount.ncp swallows or replaces numerous mount options
Keywords:
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ncpfs
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
URL:
Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2000-05-18 18:42 UTC by pbc
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Environment:
Last Closed: 2000-05-22 18:46:37 UTC


Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description pbc 2000-05-18 18:42:16 UTC
It appears that /sbin/mount.ncp was designed to provide some simple
defaults for ncpmount command, but it does not respect the numerous options
available for ncpmount. A line such as this in /etc/fstab

K2  /mnt/k2/var  ncp
defaults,mode=644,uid=root,gid=pbc,owner=pbc,volume=TMP,passwdfile=/etc/ncp
pass,server=K2,user=SERVICE_K2,multiple    0 0

will result in an ncpmount command that has a different mode, the default
owner, no password, different file modes, no multiple option, no volume.
There are *lots* more options that would also be omitted from the ncpmount
command.

I found it *far* more useful to simply replace /sbin/mount.ncp with a
symlink to /usr/bin/ncpmount.  It now does what I asked it to do.

Thanks for listening,
Philip

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-05-22 18:46:59 UTC
Hm, last time I checked, symlinking didn't work
properly. Apparently it does now. Fixed in 2.2.0.17-6.


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.