Debian Bug report logs - #689854
RFA: pmount -- mount removable devices as normal user

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Vincent Fourmond <fourmond@debian.org>

Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2012 08:48:02 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Vincent Fourmond <fourmond@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFA: pmount -- mount removable devices as normal user
Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2012 10:44:44 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

  I request an adopter for the pmount package.

  I still use pmount from time to time, but I'm not able to invest
energy in it for the time being, so it's better not to pretend I'm
still maintaining it. I'm the current upstream maintainer too, so the
adopter will have to take care of upstream too.

  I'd be interested in team maintenance should the adopter wish to go
  that way.

The package description is:
 pmount is a wrapper around the standard mount program which permits normal
 users to mount removable devices without a matching /etc/fstab entry. This
 provides a robust basis for automounting frameworks like GNOME's Utopia
 project and confines the amount of code that runs as root to a minimum.
 .
 If a LUKS capable cryptsetup package is installed, pmount is able to
 transparently mount encrypted volumes.

  Cheers,

        Vincent



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From: Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org>
To: Vincent Fourmond <fourmond@debian.org>, 689854@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#689854: RFA: pmount -- mount removable devices as normal user
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 08:55:13 +0100
On Sun, 07 Oct 2012 at 10:44:44 +0200, Vincent Fourmond wrote:
> The package description is:
>  pmount is a wrapper around the standard mount program which permits normal
>  users to mount removable devices without a matching /etc/fstab entry. This
>  provides a robust basis for automounting frameworks like GNOME's Utopia
>  project and confines the amount of code that runs as root to a minimum.

It might be worth noting that GNOME, LXDE and XFCE in at least wheezy do not
use pmount (they all appear to use udisks via gvfs), and neither does KDE
(it appears to use udisks via Solid).

Only a few things still depend on pmount:

* libpam-usb (Depends)
* usbmount (Recommends)
* jsymphonic, udftools (Suggests)

so perhaps the maintainer of one of those would be interested in taking
over pmount?

    S



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Bug#689854; Package wnpp. (Mon, 25 Nov 2013 08:39:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #15 received at 689854@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Kan-Ru Chen (陳侃如) <koster@debian.org>
To: Vincent Fourmond <fourmond@debian.org>
Cc: Debian Bug Tracking System <689854@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Re: RFA: pmount -- mount removable devices as normal user
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:43:34 +0800
Vincent Fourmond <fourmond@debian.org> writes:

> Package: wnpp
> Severity: normal
>
>   I request an adopter for the pmount package.
>
>   I still use pmount from time to time, but I'm not able to invest
> energy in it for the time being, so it's better not to pretend I'm
> still maintaining it. I'm the current upstream maintainer too, so the
> adopter will have to take care of upstream too.
>
>   I'd be interested in team maintenance should the adopter wish to go
>   that way.
>
> The package description is:
>  pmount is a wrapper around the standard mount program which permits normal
>  users to mount removable devices without a matching /etc/fstab entry. This
>  provides a robust basis for automounting frameworks like GNOME's Utopia
>  project and confines the amount of code that runs as root to a minimum.
>  .
>  If a LUKS capable cryptsetup package is installed, pmount is able to
>  transparently mount encrypted volumes.
>
>   Cheers,
>
>         Vincent

I'm still using pmount heavily and will not switch to other solutions in
the foreseeable future so I'm interested to join the maintenance of this
package and the upstream.

Kanru



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Message #20 received at 689854@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
To: Kan-Ru Chen <koster@debian.org>, 689854@bugs.debian.org, Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org>, Vincent Fourmond <fourmond@debian.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#689854: RFA: pmount -- mount removable devices as normal user
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2013 13:00:24 +0100
Hi,

Simon McVittie wrote:
> It might be worth noting that GNOME, LXDE and XFCE in at least wheezy do not
> use pmount (they all appear to use udisks via gvfs), and neither does KDE
> (it appears to use udisks via Solid).

People who use pmount these days probably use it on purpose and do not
want to use DE bloat like udisks or udisks2.

> Only a few things still depend on pmount:

I somehow dislike the words "only" and "still" in that sentence.

Kan-Ru Chen wrote:
> I'm still using pmount heavily and will not switch to other solutions in
> the foreseeable future

Same here, except for the "heavily". Don't have to mount external
block devices that often. But I strongly prefer to do it on the
command-line and pmount is a very convenient way to do that, despite
it seems to be initially developed to server as backend for GUI/DE
stuff. (Congrats to the upstream authors for having managed that
balancing act. :-)

> so I'm interested to join the maintenance of this package and the
> upstream.

I must admit, I'd probably mostly help with packaging and less with
upstream. But I'd jump in before pmount is at risk of being removed
from Debian.

pmount seems to be currently maintained as Alioth project, but I
wonder if collab-maint would be better for it in this state to attract
more spontaneous contributions and contributors.

		Regards, Axel
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Message #25 received at 689854@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Vincent Fourmond <fourmond@debian.org>
To: Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>
Cc: Kan-Ru Chen <koster@debian.org>, 689854@bugs.debian.org, Simon McVittie <smcv@debian.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#689854: RFA: pmount -- mount removable devices as normal user
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2013 15:04:43 +0100
On Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org> wrote:
>> so I'm interested to join the maintenance of this package and the
>> upstream.
>
> I must admit, I'd probably mostly help with packaging and less with
> upstream. But I'd jump in before pmount is at risk of being removed
> from Debian.
>
> pmount seems to be currently maintained as Alioth project, but I
> wonder if collab-maint would be better for it in this state to attract
> more spontaneous contributions and contributors.

  I'm all for moving to collab-maint if you wish. I'm ready to give
help and advice if needed, I just don't think I have the time for full
maintainance...

  Regards, and thanks for your interest in pmount ;-) !

      Vincent



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