[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#473000: Bug#473000: exo-utils: exo-mount doesn't set utf8 option when mounting.

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Thu Mar 27 17:56:12 UTC 2008

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 08:03:56PM +0300, Yasha Davidov wrote:
> exo-mount doesn't sev utf8 when mounting vfat partition.
> This leads to unreadeble names on pluggable vfat formatted devices.
> The same bug from ubuntu:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exo/+bug/193883
> It is fixed using a simple patch: 
> http://patches.ubuntu.com/by-release/extracted/ubuntu/e/exo/0.3.4-3ubuntu2/01_fix-vfat-mount-options.patch

> I suppose this bug should be fixed in Debian prior fixes in xfce because
> it makes all vfat flash media with non-English names unusable.

That patch always assumes utf8.  What if people use other encodings?
Does anyone know what Windows uses for vfat these days?

It also adds usefree to vfat mounting.

Google points to:
for the usefree stuff.

I agree there is a bug here but it might be harder to fix for all cases
than just using this patch.


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