Comment 4 for bug 35004

On Thu, 2006-03-23 at 16:03 +0000, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> Public bug report changed:
> https://launchpad.net/malone/bugs/35004
>
> Comment:
>
> There is a problem, because VMWare and others don't do that mount
> automatically, and even experienced users might miss the trick here. Can
> we mount usbfs automatically? Or can we make it policy that application
> packages which depend on it ensure that it is automatically mounted when
> they themselves are installed, check it is available when they run, and
> give a useful GUI warning when they fail?

That's the reason I pushed it to usbutils. It's about the only package
that I think could be responsible for this.

IMO, VMWare's init script should ensure it is mounted. The reason it
isn't is likely because it is a legacy interface. VMWare should actually
be using sysfs.

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