Bug 235129 - gparted needs to use new hal-lock(1) tool
Summary: gparted needs to use new hal-lock(1) tool
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gparted
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Deji Akingunola
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Keywords: Reopened
Depends On:
Blocks: FC7Blocker 234082 F7Test4
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-03 20:59 UTC by David Zeuthen
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-04-19 18:06:35 UTC

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Description David Zeuthen 2007-04-03 20:59:09 UTC
GParted currently uses an inappropriate way of locking out automounters by
leaving a HAL fdi file telling HAL to ignore all volumes resulting in all Mount
actions being denied. This is bad because the file sometimes is not deleted. 

There's new API/tools in HAL 0.5.9 specifically written with gparted and
anaconda in mind. Just use a wrapper that does

  hal-lock  --interface  org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Storage --exclusive --run

Make sure you run this as root; e.g. after consolehelper bits. Please fix this
for Fedora 7; one of my coworkers just ran into this issue... Thanks!

Comment 1 Deji Akingunola 2007-04-03 21:13:48 UTC
Hi David,

You're so reading my mind, I just did this last night (see the commit mail @
and a follow up
I was waiting for the build to be pushed out before commenting on it on the
FC6's USB-mount bug. Thanks for the new tool, it works like a charm.

Comment 2 David Zeuthen 2007-04-03 21:29:35 UTC
Awesome, thank you so much for fixing this!

Comment 3 David Zeuthen 2007-04-16 18:37:10 UTC
Seems like this doesn't work:

[davidz@zelda ~]$ cat /etc/security/console.apps/gparted

[davidz@zelda ~]$ cat /usr/bin/run-gparted 
%{_bindir}/hal-lock --interface org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Storage  --exclusive
--run %{_sbindir}/gparted

[davidz@zelda ~]$ cat /usr/share/applications/fedora-gparted.desktop  |grep Exec

[davidz@zelda ~]$ rpm -q gparted

Comment 4 Deji Akingunola 2007-04-16 18:57:15 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Seems like this doesn't work:

I don't understand, how do you mean doesn't work? /usr/bin/gparted is a link to
consolehelpher, which runs %{_bindir}/run_gparted when its called. It sure does
WORKSFORME ;), unless I'm missing something simply obvious. 

Comment 5 David Zeuthen 2007-04-16 19:14:09 UTC
What I pasted in comment 3 was the content of the _files_ shipped in the RPM's.

1. You can't use ${_bindir}; it needs to be expanded in the final files. 

2. The console helper file says run_gparted while the binary is actually called

3. Also, g-v-m happily automounts when launching gparted.

Comment 6 Deji Akingunola 2007-04-16 19:27:36 UTC
Wow thanks, its so stupid of e to make all those mistakes and typos. I have
fixed them in cvs.

Comment 7 David Zeuthen 2007-04-18 20:02:53 UTC
still happening with gparted-0.3.3-9.fc7

%{_bindir}/hal-lock --interface org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Storage  --exclusive 
--run /usr/sbin/gparted

Comment 8 Deji Akingunola 2007-04-18 20:06:15 UTC
Yeah, sorry about that, have already fixed it in gparted-0.3.3-10.fc7

Comment 9 Deji Akingunola 2007-04-19 18:06:35 UTC
This is now finally fixed with gparted-0.3.3-10.fc7. i get a pop-up which says
the enlcosed interface is locked if I connect an external drive while gparted is

Comment 10 David Zeuthen 2007-04-19 18:17:02 UTC
Thanks for doing this - I just confirmed that it's working.

I've filed bug 237152 against gnome-mount for the issue mention in comment 9.
Will work on a fix for Fedora 7.

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