Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 206165
/usr/sbin/fstab-sync missing from hal package?
Last modified: 2013-03-13 00:51:01 EDT
Description of problem:
I've just noticed that /usr/sbin/fstab-sync is no longer part of hal package.
Hence, /etc/fstab is not automatically updated for devices such as CDROMs and
floppy drives, and no mount points under /media are created.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
We don't update fstab as it was not really the correct solution. Instead we now
use gnome-mount which uses hal's mounting facilities.
Hm, OK, gnome-mount would be for desktop systems. How about text-only systems?
gnome-mount works perfectly fine for text based systems. It might have a
dependency on gconf but that is about it. All gnome mount does is call into a
D-Bus service provided by HAL so one could write a quick script using dbus-send.
You can also fallback to adding an entry into fstab.