[arch-dev-public] [RFC] the future of /media

Sébastien Luttringer seblu at seblu.net
Thu Nov 22 09:42:29 EST 2012

On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 2:53 PM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> With udisks2 being used by gnome, and about to be used by the next
> KDE, some people have raised concerns about the transition from
> udisks1 to udisks2.
> The issue is:
> udisks1 mounts your devices to /media, whereas udisks2 will mount them
> to /run/media/$user.
> There are very good reasons for this change (mainly security), but the
> fact remains that it causes problems on upgrade for people who have
> hard-coded these paths [0].
> On a single-user system, the problem could simply be solved by
> symlinking /media to /run/media/$user. On multi-user systems one would
> have to add one symlink per device to /media. Either way, this is
> something the local admin would have to deal with and not anything we
> can do.
> What we can do, however, is to avoid problems on upgrades of the
> filesystem package by not shipping /media on udisks1-free systems.
> I suggest that we move /media from the filesystem to the udisks
> package, allowing everyone else to do what they wish locally. We would
> also need to post a news item (hopefully not quite as rambling as this
> email) explaining what has happened and what people might want to do.
> Comments?
We will gets rid of /media. Please do.

Sébastien "Seblu" Luttringer
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