Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139820
usermount doesn't work together with fstab-sync (hal)
Last modified: 2013-07-02 19:03:53 EDT
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Description of problem:
After upgrade from FC2 to FC3 the usermount tool stopped to work.
Message box "You have no right to mount any device, contact your
system administrator" appears when usermount is invoked even by the
console user. It can be corrected by adding "owner" to e.g. floppy
(which is not mounted automatically as CDs) entry in /etc/fstab, but
this file is overwriten by hal/fstab-sync during the next reboot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
I think this problem has more to do with hal than with usermount since
hal was introduced with FC3 and wasn't present in FC2 where usermount
Reassigning to hal maintainer.
It seems that usermount needs to cope with the fact that the option
'pamconsole' is used instead of the option 'user'. The reason for this
is enhanced security. Note that 'pamconsole' has the same meaning as
'user' except that only an authorized user at the console is allowed
to mount the media. So you might also want to check that the user is
at the console if you don't already. Reassigning back to usermode.
Fixed in CVS.
*** Bug 141041 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I did not find a way how to access fedora cvs. Would it be possible to
post a patch or a link to the corrected version.
Jiri, I just built the new usermode release. You can get the rpm
before it appears at mirrors from: