|Summary:||Hal should provide /media/cdrom symlink|
|Component:||hald||Assignee:||David Zeuthen (not reading bugmail) <zeuthen>|
|Status:||NEW ---||QA Contact:|
|i915 platform:||i915 features:|
Description n0dalus 2006-09-18 23:36:12 UTC
According to the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, certain directories/symlinks need to be in /media depending on the available hardware. From the standard (http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#MEDIAMOUNTPOINT): "The following directories, or symbolic links to directories, must be in /media, if the corresponding subsystem is installed: Directory Description floppy Floppy drive (optional) cdrom CD-ROM drive (optional) cdrecorder CD writer (optional) zip Zip drive (optional) On systems where more than one device exists for mounting a certain type of media, mount directories can be created by appending a digit to the name of those available above starting with '0', but the unqualified name must also exist." The section is not listed as optional, and while the '(optional)' after the devices listed is slightly ambiguous, I think the only consistent interpretation is that the devices themselves are optional, but the symlinks/directories are not if those devices are available (note the "must" keyword in the first sentence). This means that if HAL mounts a cdrom at /media/cdrom_label it must also provide a /media/cdrom symlink to that. I understand that using /media/cdrom is not the preffered way of doing things, and that it can cause problems in certain situations, but I think it's important to respect standards (various multi-cd installers break with the current hal behaviour). If you would like to inform people of a better way of using cdrom mount points (using HAL), then freedesktop.org should have a spec recommending this (not sure if it does already).
Comment 1 chemtech 2013-03-15 14:21:25 UTC
n0dalus Do you still experience this issue with newer soft ? Please check the status of your issue.