Putting my new FreeBSD 9.3 desktop online ....

Roland Smith rsmith at xs4all.nl
Sat Aug 16 20:13:26 UTC 2014

On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 01:03:07PM -0600, Warren Block wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Aug 2014, Polytropon wrote:
> > Why did I abandon Xfce? Because it's not "portable enough"
> > anymore. It's a "mostly Linux" desktop environment where the
> > attempt of running it on FreeBSD leads to despair - it's not
> > trivial to set up anymore, and functionality is lacking.
> I don't understand this.  xfce works quite well for me.  There is no
> automounter, and a few years back, I wrote one.  But doing that well is
> non-trivial, so I just manually mount things now.

sysutils/automount works reasonably well.

Although I patched it to use notify-send so I can see that a filesystem has
been mounted. Another change that I've made to it is to use the `sync` option on
FAT filesystems.

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