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Re: libgparted bug.




On Saturday 10 February 2018 23:34:12 David Wright wrote:

> 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.
>
I don't believe usbmount did this one, 60-persistent-storage.rule I think 
did this one as I only kill sdd, and the phone, if the card reader (sdd) 
is plugged in would have made the phone be sdf.

Just so we're on the same page, David. :)
> Cheers,
> David.



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