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Month: August 2013

about pmount and R14 new backends

From: Fran├žois Andriot <francois.andriot@...>
Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:21:44 +0200
Hello,
I've seen that the "pmount" utility is used in TDE R14 for removable 
devices.
I've also seen that this utility is NOT provided at all in some 
distributions, e.g. Mageia 3.

Questions:
1) If pmount does not exist, is there any alternative in TDE R14 to 
mount/umount devices ? (I'd say no, because I have an error message 
saying pmount was not found)
2) This utility looks like it is not maintained anymore upstream. I've 
built 0.9.99-alpha, and it works but needs some patches. Could we import 
into our Git to have our own "TDE-certified" pmount utility ?
3) Could'nt udisks2 do the same as pmount ?

And some more questions about R14 new features ...
1) Is HAL/Halbackend code still entirely present ? (for old distro NOT 
having udisks, upower, etc ... but having HAL out of the box)
2) Do we have a summary of "what libraries are used for" in 
tdelibs/tdebase ? For example, if I build with "udisks" but no "udisks2" 
support, what feature will I lose exactly ? And what alternatives do I 
have ?

Up to 3.5.13.x, the situation seemed clear: without HAL, there was no 
alternative :-)

Thanks
Francois