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Old 11-10-2012, 12:07 AM   #1
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CD-Rom configuration: /etc/slackpkg/mirrors vs. /etc/fstab


Hi,

Just a small suggestion for the slackpkg maintainers. The default /etc/slackpkg/mirrors has an entry for the local CD/DVD drive:

Code:
#----------------------------------------------------------------
# Local CD/DVD drive
#----------------------------------------------------------------
# cdrom://media/cdrom/
On the other hand, here's what the default /etc/fstab entry for the CD looks like:

Code:
#/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,owner,ro,comment=x-gvfs-show0 0
Suggestion for a tiny improvement: harmonize these mount points.

Cheers,

Niki
 
Old 11-10-2012, 05:18 AM   #2
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Greetingz!

The /media/cdrom path is used by the automounter when a CD is inserted. The /etc/vfstab entry is manual mounting (a "mount /mnt/cdrom").
Don't be swayed by the 'auto' in the /etc/fstab, that's the filesystem-type, not 'when-to-mount'.
 
Old 11-10-2012, 06:48 AM   #3
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Greetingz!

The /media/cdrom path is used by the automounter when a CD is inserted. The /etc/vfstab entry is manual mounting (a "mount /mnt/cdrom").
Don't be swayed by the 'auto' in the /etc/fstab, that's the filesystem-type, not 'when-to-mount'.
Well, not anymore, at least not since 14.0. The automounter now uses /run/something, and /media is unused. Looks like some developer thought again that perennity is overvalued.
 
Old 11-24-2012, 07:07 AM   #4
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Well, not anymore, at least not since 14.0. The automounter now uses /run/something, and /media is unused. Looks like some developer thought again that perennity is overvalued.
I picked up version 14 last month, still waiting for the server to come in. But now I'm curious.
I'll have to play with 14 and see what else has changed....
 
Old 11-24-2012, 09:09 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by kikinovak View Post
Hi,

Just a small suggestion for the slackpkg maintainers. The default /etc/slackpkg/mirrors has an entry for the local CD/DVD drive:

Code:
#----------------------------------------------------------------
# Local CD/DVD drive
#----------------------------------------------------------------
# cdrom://media/cdrom/
On the other hand, here's what the default /etc/fstab entry for the CD looks like:

Code:
#/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,owner,ro,comment=x-gvfs-show0 0
Suggestion for a tiny improvement: harmonize these mount points.

Cheers,

Niki
That line in '/etc/fstab' is commented out at install, if a user wishes to use the configuration then remove comment. So no use unless someone modifies that line.
 
  


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