On 31/12/2007, David Zeuthen <davidz(a)redhat.com> wrote:
Maybe I wasn't clear, but what I was trying to say in my earlier mail
that the issue at hand isn't really a big deal; if you think about it
it's a quite absurd discussion isn't it? We're talking about people who
wants to hide mounted partitions from the desktop.
Some people, like me, would just expect that said partitions after
being explicitly unmounted didn't get automounted next time they
login. I have no issue with them being listed on computer:// I just
would like policykit to forget the authorization I gave the first time
that dialog came up if I explicitly unmount.
I'd like to think that if you have a dedicated partition that
actually go through the trouble of mounting at a non-standard mount
point, then it's because you have data on it that you want to access. If
you want to access the data, then you should get an icon on the desktop.
Now, you (or rather, the people with 8 linux distros on their
can argue that you didn't mount the partition yourself; that damn GNOME
did that for you automatically. So maybe the answer is that we need more
fine grained control of what gets automounted and what doesn't .
Maybe it means adding an option so this dialog
looks like this
[ ] Remember authorization
[ ] For this session only
[ ] For this volume only
I think the first option is enough if the unmount worked as I
described above. And the last one, I actually would expect it to be
always checked, i.e. I'd assume that dialog is already tied to a
single volume. But that seems to be a current policykit shortcoming as
you explain later.
Yay, more options. But fear not. The desktop live cd for F9 and
will come configured to never show the users such stupid annoying
dialogs (note: only I may call them annoying and stupid because I wrote
them :-) hehe) because we'll grant the user this authorization by
default (we can make assumptions about how the desktop live cd is used
since it's, uhm, targeted for desktops).
And all the people with 8 linux distros on their system can then just
use polkit-gnome-authorization or whatever to tweak the authorizations
such that the file systems they want hidden aren't mounted.
Several laptops come with one or more "system partitions". Mine
currently shows up in my desktop because I gave that authorization.
I'd like to remove it from the desktop. This isn't a geeky use case I