[Mageia-dev] Setting NFS shars and making the process more user friendly

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Mon Dec 27 07:20:09 CET 2010

Le 2010-12-26 17:29, Maarten Vanraes a écrit :
> Op zondag 26 december 2010 09:50:34 schreef Marc Paré:
>> I was just recently reminded of this on a Mdv list. Is there a way to
>> make the setting of NFS shares easier for users. Way back in Mandriva
>> 2008 the NFS process was very well done and users would only have to
>> establish NFS shares with other computers and the etc/fstab was properly
>> written.
>> Since Mdv 2009 the process seems to have been broken and I have had to
>> go into the fstab and change manually the pathway to from "computername"
>> to "ip pathway".
>> I had posted the fix on the MDV forums and put in a bug for this. I am
>> not sure if my bug was not well written and maybe that is why it was
>> never really taken up by the dev team.
>> You can find the post here:
>> http://forum.mandriva.com/en/viewtopic.php?f=87&t=113793 and you will
>> find the process to establish NFS shares at the very bottom of the post.
>> NOTE that the shortcut to the bugzilla no longer works.
>> I still use this process with MDV2010.2 and set my fstab by hand. I have
>> 4 networked MDV boxes in the house and they all use NFS shares.
>> It would be nice if this were fixed with Mageia as it would be quite an
>> advantage from a user's point of view as this would make the setting of
>> shares fullproof. Setting up of NFS shares could then be advertised as a
>> positive point from a marketing point of view.
>> Note the the setting of NFS shares comes up constantly on helplists and
>> most of these involve the fstab.
>> Marc
> while we're on the subject, imo, user accessible NFS shares could be used with
> the notification area; like it was a USB disk, then people can mount/unmount it
> easier; or perhaps less problems if network is suddenly disabled and we have
> mounted NFS hosts.

This would certainly be quite handy as many households have more than 1 
computer and they could then manage share easier.


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