Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 185329
RFE: provide -l, --list or equivalent cmdline option to provide list of user mountable devices
Last modified: 2009-03-06 19:48:04 EST
Description of problem:
In the Desktop model, a user can rely on nautilus to provide accurate
information as to which devices are available to be mounted by listing them in
the Computer window.
Previously, with fstab-sync a user at the cmdline could do a quick cat of
/etc/fstab to see which devices and mountpoints existed as 'console owner'
Currently with gnome-mount there is no obvious mechanism by which to discover
what devices,mountpoints, UID's are mountable at the cmdline. I would
appreciate it if gnome-mount could be extended so that I could run
gnome-mount --list and get information as to which devices or UID's where
available for mounting and what type of device they were.. similar to the
information provided in nautilus's Computer window. Trying to parse lshal for
this list as a seperate step is unwieldy if not impossible for an mere mortal.
Or to phrase it in the form of a question.
How do you expect cmdline users who will be using gnome-mount figure out which
devices they can mount without resorting to trial and error?
Fedora Core 5 and Fedora Core 6 are, as we're sure you've noticed, no longer
test releases. We're cleaning up the bug database and making sure important bug
reports filed against these test releases don't get lost. It would be helpful if
you could test this issue with a released version of Fedora or with the latest
development / test release. Thanks for your help and for your patience.
[This is a bulk message for all open FC5/FC6 test release bugs. I'm adding
myself to the CC list for each bug, so I'll see any comments you make after this
and do my best to make sure every issue gets proper attention.]
nothing's changed in current development.
gnome-mount still doesn't provide a usable 'discoverability' feature that will
let non-desktop console owners what the mountable devices are as controlled by Hal.
Since gnome-mount is the primary gui AND cmdline tool which is meant to be used
for mounting user mountable devices as controlled through HAL, there really
really needs to be a way to use gnome-mount to list which devices/mounts are
mountable, instead of having to resort to lshal as a cmdline user.
This seems like something that should be moved upstream. I'll move this to
devel, but really I think this should be reported with GNOME and marked
Adding FutureFeature keyword to RFE's.
I'm going to close this as WONTFIX.
Going forward, gnome-mount is being phased out in favour of gvfs-mount, which does already have a -l option