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Author: Steve Litt
To: dng
New-Topics: [DNG] mounting and automounting
Subject: Re: [DNG] Danger: Debian POSIX hostility
On Thu, 17 Sep 2020 10:07:42 +0200
Didier Kryn <kryn@???> wrote:

> Le 16/09/2020 à 22:30, Steve Litt a écrit :
> > On Wed, 16 Sep 2020 09:53:14 +0200
> > "Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@???> wrote:
> >
> >> Anno domini 2020 Wed, 16 Sep 02:11:57 -0400
> >>  Steve Litt scripsit:  
> >>> In addition, I don't see why Unix design isn't a good fit for
> >>> modern demands. Edward and Aitor have already made
> >>> do-one-thing-and-do-it-well graphical automounters that, as far as
> >>> I know, depend on neither systemd nor dbus. I once posted, on this
> >>> list, a thumb drive plugin detector/mounter, and somebody else on
> >>> the list improved on it.    
> >> Sorry, I must have missed that. Do you have a link to the software?

> >>
> >> nik
> >
> > No, sorry. Best way to find it is to search posts from Steve Litt
> > body-containing the string "inotify". Once you've found the right
> > one, look at that tree to find the improvement by the other DNG
> > inhabitant, whose name I've forgotten.
> >
> > Please do me a favor if you find it, and repost it here. I
> > apparently have lost the software (probably a small shellscript).
>     I wrote a graphical mounter which depends only on GTK+-2, and
> Linux kernel version higher than 2.6.something - I don't rember at
> the moment. It also depends, obviously, on the presence of a C
> library. It's called "hopman" and was announced on this list. I found
> a bug about 1 year ago: it happens to consume 100% of a cpu when a
> loop device is created. I didn't take the time to debug it because I
> feel tired - I'm 70 and have several few other concerns. I started to
> internationalize it but didn't find a satisfactory way to manage the
> internationalization files and integrate them to the build process.
> For all these reasons, it hasn't been debianized.
>   As it is, it is the only tool I use to mount USB sticks. It gives me
> full satisfaction on everyday use, and I think this is the one Steve
> uses.
>    It is based on inotify watching /dev and /dev/disk/by-label, and a
> custom recursive function designed to browse /sys.

I was given hopman to test on my Void box and got it compiled with some
help from (I think) Aitor. It was much more mature than my amounter
was. I don't know why I quit using it --- maybe my mind went on to
other things.

By the way, if you use amounter, change all the mount and unmount to
pmount and pumount so it can be done by a normal user. I'm not going to
have time to fix amounter's Git until late November.

I think hopman is a package in Devuan, so everybody can use it.


Steve Litt
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