[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#470412: exo-utils: extra mount options not supported

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 14:53:16 UTC 2008

I wrote:
> Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
>> severity 470412 normal
>> forwarded 470412 http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2891
>> kthxbye
>> On mar, 2008-03-11 at 03:44 +0300, nexor wrote:
>>> Without special mount options some filesystems are partially unusable 
>>> for 
>>> non-English speakers.
>>> This is a known problem, temporary solution of this problem available 
>>> here:
>>> http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2891
>> Well, in this BR they say there's no solution coming from HAL. Maybe
>> policykit can help you (policykit is available in Debian, if you want to
>> try). I'm not sure thunar is the best place to configure this anyway.

policykit can't help, because currently the mount options are simply hard-coded.

> In my opinion, the best place to configure it is in the kernel. See 
> http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/3/18/100 and help me to improve this patch, by 
> addressing the objection about not covering hfs and ncphs filesystems.

Even after fixing the kernel WRT codepage and iocharset, a problem about setting 
defaults for other mount options (such as "usefree" and "showexec") remains, but 
I don't see any architecturally clean solution (i.e., without code duplication 
across backends).

Alexander E. Patrakov

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