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Bug 431976 - net-fs/pup-volume-monitor - another disk mounter
Summary: net-fs/pup-volume-monitor - another disk mounter
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
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Reported: 2012-08-19 19:41 UTC by turtle
Modified: 2012-08-20 12:03 UTC (History)
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Description turtle 2012-08-19 19:41:32 UTC
I am interested in contributing some sort of alternative for simple single user systems on older hardware.
users should not be forced to use Polkit and udisks if they want a simple WM to mount removable media / devices and do simple powermanagement like suspend or shutdown the system.
Problems with Polkit are:  
It uses a programing language (Java) for configs, is difficult to configure without any Gentoo documentation, and lacks a way to test rules.
It adds more overhead than needed for minimal systems.
Polkit is generally not necessary for a single user system like a laptop and was designed for enterprise sysadmins.

There are many posts detailing why udisks is a problematic system as well.

Some folks over at puppy linux have pup-volume-monitor for mounting devices, it may not take much work to port such a thing to work on Gentoo or perhaps something else? Then some documentation on how to install Gentoo without requiring these complex bloated kitchensinkit software.

Reproducible: Always