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

andre999 andr55 at laposte.net
Mon Dec 27 14:44:11 CET 2010

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

Note that when Mageia bugzilla is set up, current proposals are to 
import MDV bugs - at least the current ones.
So posting the bug on MDV bugzilla, with the proposed solution is the 
best bet for now.
We can (collectively) try to ensure that it is corrected in Mageia once 
imported, even if nothing happens in MDV.

> 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.

Good idea.  That should go into bugzilla too.



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