Bug 135907 - hal puts unfriendly names on found devices
hal puts unfriendly names on found devices
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2004-10-15 14:49 EDT by Henning Norén
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:41 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-15 18:24:41 EDT
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Description Henning Norén 2004-10-15 14:49:54 EDT
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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.

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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 18:24:41 EDT
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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