Default options for vfat automount set +x

Bug #161859 reported by Mike Trim on 2007-11-10
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Bug Description

/system/storage/default_options/vfat/mount_options on a clean install of gutsy/feisty has umask=0077, which makes all files +x. This means that files copied from a usb fat drive to the local drive will have the +x bit set, so Nautilus will always prompt for Run/Open.

Instead, mount_options should include fmask=0177 and dmask=0077 so that files are not +x.

Till Ulen (tillulen) wrote :

I think this is the same issue as bug #78505. If you feel that this is a different problem, please comment here. You can also add your thoughts to the existing discussion in bug #78505.

Mike Trim (miketrim) wrote :

It is a similar issue, however this bug is concerning hot-plugged hard drives (USB) that are automatically mounted when they are plugged in - and hence are not listed in /etc/fstab. The mount options for hot-plugged drives are controlled by the gconf key mentioned in the description.

To be honest I am not sure what package this belongs to.

Mike Trim (miketrim) wrote :

Actually this would seem to be a duplicate of

Till Ulen (tillulen) wrote :

Mike, I think you are right. Thanks for the correction!

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