Switch to udisks2 results in new mount location for USB drives

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Sun Aug 18 20:44:32 UTC 2013

Steve Riley <steve at rileyz.net> wrote:
>On 2013-08-18 14:44:33 Scott Kitterman <ubuntu at kitterman.com> wrote:
>> Ummm.  When 13.10 is released is "when new releases appear".  People
>> the development series have to expect stuff to change.
>Anyone who installed the KDE 4.11 from backports has also seen this
>change. For example, it is on my 13.04 laptop where I noticed the
>change and also implemented the udev rule to restore prior behavior.
>Some more data...
>* Arch: KDE is 4.10.5. Only udisks2 is packaged, not udisks. Mounted
>USB drives appear at /run/media/$USER
>* OpenSUSE Tumbleweed: KDE is 4.10.5. Only udisks2 is packaged, not
>udisks. Mounted USB drives appear at /run/media/$USER
>So, both Arch and Tumbleweed exhibit the newer upstream behavior, have
>done so for a while, and because they package only udisks2, not udisks.
>Furthermore, they retain the full change, mounting under
>/run/media/$USER. Ubuntu, OTOH, patched theirs so that that mounts
>occur under /media/$USER. (Why? Who the hell knows.)
>We exhibited the older behavior because we package udisks and our
>libsolid4 used that, until 4.11. Now, users of 12.04, 12.10, and 13.04
>who upgrade KDE to 4.11 experience a confusing change that will break
>customized /etc/fstab among other surprises.
>I'm not suggesting we permanently revert to prior behavior; the trend
>is clear. I'm proposing that we add the udev rule to 12.04, 12.10, and
>13.04 so that something as routine as a desktop version upgrade doesn't
>introduce fundamentally altered behavior. Should I really have to edit
>/etc/fstab because I upgraded my KDE?

I'm fine with that in the PPAs.

Scott K

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