Bug 173854 - Bring media mountpoints up to date
Summary: Bring media mountpoints up to date
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: filesystem
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ondrej Vasik
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
Blocks: FC5Target F13Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-11-21 22:09 UTC by Ville Skyttä
Modified: 2010-04-08 08:37 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: filesystem-2.4.34-1.fc14
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-04-08 08:37:56 UTC
Type: ---

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Bring media mountpoints up to date (2.17 KB, patch)
2005-11-21 22:09 UTC, Ville Skyttä
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Description Ville Skyttä 2005-11-21 22:09:58 UTC
Here's a quick patch that removes the obsolete/unused /mnt/* mountpoints and  
adds the corresponding and new ones in /media/* from FHS.  (And while at it, 
converts specfile to UTF-8.)

Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2005-11-21 22:09:59 UTC
Created attachment 121319 [details]
Bring media mountpoints up to date

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2005-11-21 22:17:49 UTC
/media/XXXX is created by HAL, I wouldn't want to own them.

Comment 3 Ville Skyttä 2005-11-21 23:12:42 UTC
What about still owning /mnt/floppy and /mnt/cdrom, specfied in the specfile 
in a way that looks very much to me as taking care of things being created at 
runtime by something? 

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-02-05 19:30:38 UTC
REOPENED status has been deprecated. ASSIGNED with keyword of Reopened is preferred.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 16:38:49 UTC
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported
against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no
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Comment 6 Ville Skyttä 2008-04-05 06:04:20 UTC
(See comment 3)

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 02:03:51 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 9 Ondrej Vasik 2009-07-07 12:37:51 UTC
Changing to rawhide again to prevent autoclosing again, I'll take a look if something really depends on those ghosted dirs later.

Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 07:50:12 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 11 Christopher Beland 2010-02-25 19:53:28 UTC
"rpm -qRa |grep /mnt" turns up nothing, at least for the packages in the Fedora 12 Desktop Spin.  Not sure if there's an easy way to confirm *nothing* depends on these packages without installing Everything (or the source code to all packages, to be incredibly thorough).

Comment 12 Ondrej Vasik 2010-03-16 11:55:40 UTC
I think this way of dependency search is not usable - as the filesystem package is always installed. From what I have seen, /mnt/cdrom and /mnt/floppy is referenced on few places - like /etc/security/console.perms.d/50-default.perms from pam.

Anyway - those dirs are ghosted, so not created automatically - so the biggest possible harm is an unowned directory (which already happens with /media/XXXX dirs).

I see two (correct) possibilities - 
1) to own the basic four /media/XXXX directories from fhs (http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#MEDIAMOUNTPOINT) in filesystem and rest possibly created dirs in media owned by hal
2) to own all possible /media/xxxx subdirs created by hal directly in hal

Or to stay with the current situation (just with /mnt/xxxx subdirs dropped from filesystem package)

Comment 13 Ondrej Vasik 2010-04-08 08:37:56 UTC
Well, the bigger possible harm is strikeback of https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=52046 ... after upgrade. If someone uses /mnt/cdrom or /mnt/floppy as location for floppy/cdrom mounts points, those empty dirs will get removed after this filesystem update. However - media dirs are now more in use and I do plan to do that in rawhide only (and just once). So let's see... dropped ownership in filesystem-2.4.34-1.fc14. Closing RAWHIDE.

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