Bug 135907 - hal puts unfriendly names on found devices
Summary: hal puts unfriendly names on found devices
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal
Version: 3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2004-10-15 18:49 UTC by Henning Norén
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-15 22:24:41 UTC

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Description Henning Norén 2004-10-15 18:49:54 UTC
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Description of problem:
When upgrading to hal-0.4.0-2 all the devices formerly named
idedisk[x] changed name to a strange string of characters and integers
(for example "5ed3dc74-bdfa-4463-8a4d-036d7e5263cf").

Reverting back to hal-0.2.98.cvs20040929-3 fixes the problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install hal-0.4.0-2
2. change directory to /media 
3. Read the names of the directories there

Actual Results:  found devices is having very unfriendly names.

Expected Results:  Found devices should be named as before ("idedisk",
"idedisk1", etc.).

Additional info:

Comment 1 David Zeuthen 2004-10-15 22:24:41 UTC
Hi, yeah, that change was sort of intentional because it would ensure
stable mount points (e.g. the mount point would be the same every time
the storage device / disk was inserted). 

But someone managed to convince me the UUID names was not friendly
enough partly because it is still shown in the UI. We will, however,
use the file system label if it meets certain criteria (it must exist,
it must be ASCII, must not an absolute filesystem path).

This fix is in hal-0.4.0-3.

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