Re: libgparted bug.
- Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2018 23:04:30 +0000
- From: Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: libgparted bug.
On Sat 10 Feb 2018 at 16:09:00 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 10 February 2018 15:27:09 David Wright wrote:
> > On Sat 10 Feb 2018 at 15:08:58 (-0500), Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > On Saturday 10 February 2018 11:57:38 David Wright wrote:
> > > > On Sat 10 Feb 2018 at 09:10:40 (-0500), Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > > > And despite my emasculation of udev, disabling sdd, according to
> > > > > the syslog, usbmount is still auto mounting these cards, all 3
> > > > > of them.
> > You wrote: ↑↑↑↑↑↑↑↑
> > > > > So if I plan on working with these images on this machine with
> > > > > gparted, I imagine I had better find usbmount and remove its
> > > > > execute bits. But first make my baby some breakfast.
> > > >
> > > > Oh my, what did you expect?
> > >
> > > For something as potentially obnoxious as that, an easily thrown
> > > switch to enable/disable it. It is NOT in /etc/init.d.
> > What isn't in /etc/init.d? What do you expect to be in /etc/init.d?
> usbmount. I expected to find a starter script with a recognizable name.
Your expectations on where usbmount puts its files are completely and
> > Why?
> Why not? At least that would give this hacker a target to throw a hatchet
David Wright meant - why did you expect usbmount (which you have
determined is not on your machine) to put a file in /etc/init.d?
> > > > Package: usbmount
> > > >
> > > > Description-en: automatically mount and unmount USB mass storage
> > > > devices
> > > >
> > > > This package automatically mounts USB mass storage devices
> > > > (typically USB pens) when they are plugged in, and unmounts them
> > > > when they are removed. The mountpoints (/media/usb[0-7] by
> > > > default), filesystem types to consider, and mount options are
> > > > configurable. When multiple devices are plugged in, the first
> > > > available mountpoint is automatically selected. If the device
> > > > provides a model name, a symbolic link /var/run/usbmount/MODELNAME
> > > > pointing to the mountpoint is automatically created.
> > > >
> > > > Cheers,
> > > > David.
> > >
> > > No such critter on this wheezy box.
> > So how do you explain the above? This is getting silly.
> Silly? Not in the least. At least I don't often equate silly with
> frustrating. Something is starting this "usbmount" thingy, and its not
This is the "usbmount" thingy critter which is absent from your box?
> sudo grep -R usbmount /etc/*
> has been peeking under the covers in etc for around 5 minutes now, no
Not surprising if it doesn't exist.
> So in this admittedly corner case, the thing needs an on/off switch so
> gparted CAN do its thing without fighting with what somebody no doubt
> thought was one of their better brainstorms. Its turned what should be a
> simple operation on working 64GiB disk, whose last data is just past
> 4GiB, and I want to then make another image file that only includes the
> used area of the disk, into a major PAIN IN THE ASS. This is how
> raspbian and ayufan prepare the images they release, so why the hell
> can't I do it too?
> Grep finally found it, and it does have a switch, so for now its turned
> off on this machine. Hopefully that will also stop the cell phone icons
> from showing up when I plug it in for charging.
Where did it find it?
Looking for hairs on the palms of your hands sounds a more useful
exercise than the one you have undertaken. Bet you find those too. :)