Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 214922
gnome-mount is completely undocumented
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:47:59 EST
Description of problem:
I upgraded from FC4 to FC6, only to find that my USB card reader no longer
behaved in the same way. Previously, I'd insert a card into the reader, and
a subdirectory would appear in /media, which I, as a normal user, could mount.
Now... nothing. After scouring the web for a bit, I found a mention in the FC5
release notes about fstab-sync begin replaced by gnome-mount (bad decision --
headless boxen have removable media, too, but that's another bug). The problem
is, I have no idea how to use it, and it comes with no documentation whatsoever.
No man page. Nothing useful in /usr/share/doc/gnome-mount-0.5.
Running gnome-mount --help at least gives me a list of options, but that's not
really much help. The only way I've got it to work is to use:
gnome-mount -t --hal-udi '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/volume_uuid_0403_0201'
Not exactly user friendly. Now I know that there is probably some whizzy GNOME
package to do this for me, but I'm not using GNOME (or KDE, for that matter --
the box is headless, and hence doesn't run X). What I want is information on
how to use gnome-mount.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I'm not that familiar with gnome-mount but I had to use it recently on this FC6
machine and $man gnome-mount does display a somewhat informative page.
rpm -q --filesbypkg gnome-mount shows the man page is installed on my FC6
I'm not sure why man isn't finding it for you, perhaps something went wrong
during the upgrade between FC4 and FC6.
I think it would be preferable if $gnome-mount when called with no arguments
displayed the usage message(--help) rather than the version information but that
is a separate issue and perhaps there is a reason for it being that way.
Wow. I'm 100% positive that there was no man page when I tried it before
reporting this bug. However, it's there now. So either the man command had
got itself confused somehow, or I was just having a complete brainfade.
Either way, there's a man page, which is enough to close this bug.