On 2014-01-17 23:56, robertsmits wrote:
> Hi Carlos. Thanks for responding. The problem was that I was syncing
> files with unison to a USB drive. Beginning with 12.3, the files are not
> mounted under /media the way they were under 12.2, and following your
> advice I created a file called 99-correct-media-mount-point.rules in the
> directory /etc/udev/rules.d/. I added the following line to the file -
> and then ran the command udevadm control --reload from the terminal.
Ah… yes, I remember that - after you refreshed my memory, thanks
> This fixed the problem and my usb drive would show up under /media as
> before. Unison could find it too.
> I did an online update and something broke because now unison crashes
> again when I try to select a USB drive, and says it can’t find it. What
> happens now is that the USB drive’s name changes every time you connect
What, the name changes?
> For example, the first time it connects (it has a volume name of “My
> Backup”) the USB drive is mounted as /media/My Backup. The second time
> it’s mounted as /media/My Backup1. The third time it’s /media/My
AH! Yes, I know why.
> Not only that but it leaves empty folders under /media with the previous
> names. Can anyone suggest why I’m getting this bizarre behaviour?
Yes, that’s what I thought.
The following is a guess. No proofs.
Well, the developers want us to use the new method of mounting under
/run/something (sorry, I forget the long path). Mounting again under
/media with that patch is against their wishes (this is true, I know.
They told me as much).
What happens is, I think, that something was changed so that when the
device is umounted the empty mount point, which now is an empty
directory, is not automatically removed as it should.
I guess hat this broken change was simply not reviewed because they
simply are not interested in us using /media for mounting devices.
Again, I repeat, the above is a guess.
Well, you can try reporting this in Bugzilla. Not the unison part, but
the part about the directories not being removed. You have to mention
the hack used, which comes from another Bugzilla which I might be able
to hunt for you.
And for the time being, you have to remove the empty directories
Otherwise, undo the patch-hack, and create in /media symlinks to
/run/whatevernewmountplace instead. /IF/ unison is happy with that, of
Notice: I have one machine I use with 13.1, and I have not seen this
behaviour. I can try, though.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)