PAM (from D-Bus/HAL discussion)

Randy McMurchy randy at
Fri Apr 7 15:44:24 PDT 2006

On Sat, 2006-04-08 at 00:35 +0200, Jürg Billeter wrote:

> I thought he just didn't compile gnome-vfs with HAL support, that's
> indeed not necessary for automounting. As previously written,
> gnome-volume-manager is the gnome automounter, not gnome-vfs, and
> gnome-volume-manager has an unconditional dependency on HAL.
> inotify doesn't have anything to do with udev. This notification
> wouldn't even be possible as inotify events originate from the kernel
> and the kernel doesn't know anything about udev.

Well, just when I thought I had it figured out, I'm back on the 
bottom rung of the ladder.

Andy says he doesn't install DBus/HAL and it automounts devices,
you say it can't be done. Sigh....

Here's what Andy originally said that has sparked this discussion:

> Gnome-VFS and Gnome-2.14 works fine 
> without HAL or D-Bus. I plug in some flash memory and it
> automatically 
> mounts it as /dev/sda1 on /mnt/mp3. 

If gvm does the auto-mounting and it is dependent on HAL,
and HAL is not installed, what is doing the automounting
for Andy?


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