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

Daniel Kreuter daniel.kreuter85 at googlemail.com
Sun Dec 26 13:16:52 CET 2010

On Sunday 26 December 2010 09:50:34 Marc Paré wrote:
> 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 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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 
> find the process to establish NFS shares at the very bottom of the 
> 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 
> 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 
> 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 
> most of these involve the fstab.
> Marc

We can try to fix the problem, but at first I think we will just build a copy 
of Mandriva, change all elements from Mandriva like Icons, Logos etc to 
the one's from Mageia and when system is running we will fix things so 
they will be easier for our users.

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