[CentOS] yum vs up2date

Paul subsolar at subsolar.com
Thu Sep 7 03:02:43 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 10:35 +0800, John Summerfied wrote:
> Paul wrote:
> > 
> > FC5 broken?
> > Funny I use it every day as a desktop.
> I run twelve virtual consoles, and often work through ssh even when in 
> the same room.
> I want mount points created when I plug in a USB disk. I don't want it 
> mounted, and I especially don't want it open on the desktop (which I 
> might not be looking at).
> It's worse for optical media (but SUSE has that wrong too). on Windows, 
> a CD or DVD is always d: or e: or whatever for that particular 
> configuration. Until recently, on Linux it was always /cdrom (Debian) or 
> /mnt/cdrom (RHL) or similar, then /media/cdrom. Now it's 
> /media/<columelabel>.
> I don't see any way that's better than /media/cdrom, or what the mount 
> point's got to do wuth the representation on the user's desktop.

OK I see where your coming from, though I would not say it's "broken",
it is a change of behavior from what went before.  I think FC3 had that
behavior also and I expect RHEL5 will probably also have it.  It was a
design decision to reflect what new desktop users coming from
Windows/Mac would expect.

It would be nice if it could be configured to act differently, there may
be a way to configure it to do what you expect.


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