[arch-general] USB mounted into "wrong" directory

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Thu Apr 5 14:10:59 EDT 2012

On Apr 5, 2012 4:17 PM, "Joe(theWordy)Philbrook" <jtwdyp at ttlc.net> wrote:
> It would appear that on Apr 4, Tom Gundersen did say:
> > On Apr 4, 2012 11:14 AM, "David" <pixelshuck at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Uh, is there any way to revert to old mapping?
> > > I do not like the new one.
> >
> > You'd have to check with udisks. My guess is that while reverting might
> > work for the time being /media is going away in the future as the old
> > implementation had issues (namespace and privacy in particular). If you
> > have concerns about the new approach I suggest raising them sooner
> > than later, before things become hard to change.
> Pardon me for jumping in here, but you just reminded me that I read
> somewhere that /media is going away. Can't say that THAT in it self
> me, since I don't use it. But I've been not allowing anything to
> usb devices for so long now that I've forgotten what (if anything) I had
to do
> to prevent it in Arch {or for that mater any of the other Linux that I
> multi-boot...} My method of dealing with usb sticks/drives etc, is that if
> root hasn't found the time to set up a custom fstab entry based on either
> LABEL=UniquePartitionName for approved usb drives, or /dev/disk/by-id for
> approved usb sticks, then only by getting root to proactively do something
> about it do I want the durned thing mounted at all. My fstab method allows
> for custom mount points where the user simply issues a "mount mountpoint"
> and/or "umount mountpoint" command to access the approved device. I
> do this from mc where the <alt>+<enter> binding will paste the mountpoint
> dirname to the command line...
> Anyway my only concern with the changes that are driving the demise of
> media is that I'm hoping they won't result in automatic reactivation of
> mounting tools that I don't want, don't use, don't understand, and mostly
> don't remember how to disable...
> Do you know if I'm going to have to go there again???

Nothing should ever require you to disable automounting. The default should
be not to mount new devices, anything else sounds like a bug to me.

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