[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#645840: [thunar-volman] add dependency on gvfs

Brian Waters brianmwaters at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 00:42:05 UTC 2011

Package: thunar-volman
Version: 0.6.0-4+b1

thunar-volman does not auto-mount USB drives unless gvfs is also
installed. Therefore gvfs should be added as a dependency.


- Wheezy/i386
- libc 2.13-21
- linux 3.0.0-1-686-pae
- Dell Inspiron E1705
- HAL not installed

Steps to reproduce:

1. Make sure thunar-volman is configured to auto-mount USB drives. My
~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/thunar-volman.xml looks
like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<channel name="thunar-volman" version="1.0">
  <property name="automount-media" type="empty">
    <property name="enabled" type="bool" value="true"/>
  <property name="automount-drives" type="empty">
    <property name="enabled" type="bool" value="true"/>
  <property name="autobrowse" type="empty">
    <property name="enabled" type="bool" value="false"/>
  <property name="autoopen" type="empty">
    <property name="enabled" type="empty"/>

2. Uninstall gvfs, if it is installed.
3. Run "killall Thunar && Thunar --daemon" in a terminal, so that we
can read Thunar's output.
4. Insert a USB drive. Thunar should print:

thunar-volman: Unsupported USB device type.
thunar-volman: Unsupported USB device type.
thunar-volman: Unknown block device type.
thunar-volman: Could not detect the volume corresponding to the device.

5. Re-install gvfs. In Wheezy/i386, gvfs is at version 1.6.4-4 at the
time of this bug report.
6. Log out, and log back in.
7. Re-insert the USB drive. It should mount fine.

thunar-volman seems to execute fine w/o gvfs, albeit with reduced
functionality. Perhaps a "Recommends" or "Suggests" would be more
appropriate than a "Depends."

It's worth pointing out that Arch Linux also has a bug report on this:

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