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FS#11159 - mount ntfs volumes with ntfs-3g by default, if installed

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Daniel Kaminski (maniel) - Saturday, 09 August 2008, 11:52 GMT
Last edited by Thomas Bächler (brain0) - Friday, 05 December 2008, 15:34 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version None
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


The above can be easily acheived by making symlink from /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g to /sbin/mount.ntfs, because mount first looks for mount.<filesystem> command. In effect `mount /dev/somevolume /mnt/dome/dir` mount's it with ntfs-3g [if it's an ntfs volume of course:-)]. Works fine for me, it would be nice to find such feature in stock ntfs-3g package:)
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Closed by  Thomas Bächler (brain0)
Friday, 05 December 2008, 15:34 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  This may cause trouble, so don't do it.

We should look into providing a hal fdi file, so that a hal-mounted ntfs volume will always use ntfs-3g and provide proper write support.

Everything that is done manually can be done with a -t ntfs-3g or the right fs type in fstab.
Comment by Glenn Matthys (RedShift) - Friday, 05 December 2008, 14:35 GMT
That doesn't really sound smart to me. What if you wanted to mount an NTFS volume using the kernel drivers instead of ntfs-3g while you have ntfs-3g installed?