[disks-admin] mounts NTFS with umask 0277, should be 0222

Bug #40200 reported by Robin Haswell
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gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

As the title says, disks-admin mounts NTFS partitions with umask 0277. This is confusing for users, when all other partitions are mounted with a umask that permits the user to read the disk. Either mount with -o umask=0222 by default, or provide a mesage explaining why you might not be able to read the disk and asking if you want to mount as "readable".

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further bugs you find.

Changed in gnome-system-tools:
status: Unconfirmed → Rejected
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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

If this is really about what disks-admin does to partitions that the installer hasn't already touched, then I don't think this is a duplicate of bug 8048. If it's about the /etc/fstab setup on fresh installations, then Sebastien is right.

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Robin Haswell (rob-digital-crocus) wrote :

What? This is not a duplicate of bug #8048, I politely request that you re-read the bug report. Further more this bug needs to be fixed in order to resolve bug #23230, a much more serious security issue.

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Your bug description is not clear. Is the partition listed by fstab?

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Robin Haswell (rob-digital-crocus) wrote :

No, I had to manually add the entries to /etc/fstab myself. disks-admin only mounted the filesystems, it didn't store the entries in fstab. I wasn't aware it was capable of that? This bug needs to be assigned back to gnome-system-tools, it is nothing to do with partman. Sorry for not making that clearer.

So for clarification:

1. My disks were not mounted when I installed Dapper
2. I was about to hackup fstab before I thought I would to see how GNOME was coming along on the filesystem management front.
3. I mounted an NTFS drive with it
4. I noticed I couldn't read it as a user, but the "browse" button allowed me to read it - disks-admin was running nautilus as root, so I filed a bug
. I realised that in order to resolve that bug, disks-admin needs to mount NTFS partitions with -o umask=0222, which makes sense anyway

Changed in partman-basicfilesystems:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Rejected → Needs Info
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Florian Boucault (fboucault) wrote :

How does this bug relate to bugs #2198 and #55405 ?

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

what option did you use for fstab? Does it work if you use "sudo mount ...." from the command line without specifying the umask?

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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Your bug lacks information we would need to investigate further. We
are now going to close the bug - please reopen if you have more
information at hand.

Changed in gnome-system-tools:
status: Needs Info → Rejected
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