[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#623496: Bug#623496: Bug#623496: thunar-volman: Fails to recognize removable drives

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Apr 21 16:24:10 UTC 2011

On jeu., 2011-04-21 at 18:14 +0200, Sebastian Dalfuß wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 04:13:16PM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > Thunar already recommends: gvfs but it might recommends gvfs-bin too
> > (which will bring udisks).
> *facedesk*
> This bug can get closed now.
> I didnt't have gvfs installed.

Haha, no problem :)

> mea culpa
> But:
> A little update on documentation and dependencies could make it easier for
> other users who will run into problems like that to figure out what's wrong
> Thunar still tells (in /usr/share/doc/html) that it needs HAL for purposes
> of removable media. udisks isnt't recommended by thunar, thunar-volman,
> gvfs and also gvfs-bin (but gvfs-bin isn't nessecary for thunar-volman anyway).

Yeah, the upstream documentation is quite outdated :/ The problem with
gvfs is that it'll pull gconf and thus I'm not a huge fan of having it
forced onto every Xfce user.

> The README.Debian of thunar says that you need gvfs, but I didn't find it,
> because I looked for that kind of information in the docs of thunar-volman,
> because this was the package I had trouble with; so thunar-volman could maybe
> use a little Readme.Debian as well. Since Thunar can do it's job well without
> gvfs, but thunar-volman can't do anything at all without it, it might not be
> the worst idea to add it as "recommends" or hard dependency to thunar-volman,
> and even maybe lower it for Thunar to "suggests". 

Yeah, the dependencies will need a bit more tuning, I think (and this
kind of bug helps for that, too).


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