Bug 237921 - Hal cannot clean up the /media directory after mounting a disk named with characters that need escaping
Summary: Hal cannot clean up the /media directory after mounting a disk named with cha...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal   
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Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2007-04-26 03:36 UTC by David Shaw
Modified: 2013-03-06 03:50 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-06 19:32:22 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
Patch for the escaping problem (1.14 KB, patch)
2007-04-27 03:33 UTC, David Shaw
no flags Details | Diff
A better fix for the escaped characters problem (582 bytes, patch)
2007-04-27 18:06 UTC, David Shaw
no flags Details | Diff

Description David Shaw 2007-04-26 03:36:08 UTC
Description of problem:

Hal cannot clean up the /media directory after mounting a disk named with
characters that need escaping.  The directory under /media is created correctly
(i.e. unescaped), but the copy of the directory name in /media/.hal-mtab is
stored escaped.  When it comes time to delete the directory, hal tries to remove
the escaped name and not the unescaped name, which will fail.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Arrange for hal to automount a disk with characters that it wants to escape. 
hal-storage-mount calls g_strescape() so that includes any character that
g_strescape() will escape.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mkfs.vfat /some/device -n "badcharacter&"
2. Have HAL automount the disk
3. Try to unmount it and see HAL throw a "Cannot unmount volume" error with the
reason "Cannot remove directory".

Comment 1 David Shaw 2007-04-27 03:33:26 UTC
Created attachment 153575 [details]
Patch for the escaping problem


Comment 2 David Shaw 2007-04-27 18:06:10 UTC
Created attachment 153652 [details]
A better fix for the escaped characters problem

A better patch

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 07:06:43 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 19:32:20 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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