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Re: libgparted bug.




On Sat 10 Feb 2018 at 22:06:05 (-0500), Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Saturday 10 February 2018 18:04:30 Brian wrote:
> 
> > 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
> > utterly unfounded.
> >
> > > > Why?
> > >
> > > Why not? At least that would give this hacker a target to throw a
> > > hatchet at.
> >
> > 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 me.
> >
> > 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 hits.
> >
> > Not surprising if it doesn't exist.
> 
> I didn't think it did, until htop caught it running yesterday.
> 
> > > 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?
> 
> /etc/usbmount/usbmount.conf.  And it has exactly the switch I was looking 
> for. So ATM its turned off. But damn! I just now plugged in the cell 
> phone and the icon popped up in about a second. But I guess thats 
> because I didn't block it for sdf.

Odd, that, because the README for usbmount says:

 USBmount is intended as a lightweight solution which is independent of
 a desktop environment. Users which would like an icon to appear when
 an USB device is plugged in should use other alternatives.

Cheers,
David.