#296 make udisk optional


I don't want *kit into my system. pcmanfm depend on libfm with enabled support for gvfs[udev,udisk] or gvfs[udev,gdu]. and both of them force the installation of polkit.

After years using GNU/Linux (my fisrt installation was on a 386), I would prefer change for another OS than install polkit. I try to compile gvfs with udev only support. pcmanfm compile fine, run, but crash very easily, making it mostly unusable.

Is it possible to make at least one of those options that force udisk and polkit to be optional? I don't need this crap (polkit) and I don't want it! Thanks for your time and your good work!


  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2013-12-28

    Unfortunately I cannot help you, pcmanfm does not containt and will never contain system-specific tools, it uses what GIO implements, and it never depends on gvfs, ask your distribution maintainers about dependencies.

  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2013-12-28
    • assigned_to: nobody --> lstranger
    • status: open --> closed-rejected
  • Dominique Michel

    Thank you. I copied your answer on the gentoo bug repport I made it was some time ago. https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=438700

    The issue is in fact gentoo libfm ebuild that force the installation of gvfs. According to the test I made at that time, removing udisks and gdu support from gvfs when libfm is compiled with gvfs support made pcmanfm a little bit unstable.

    Another user made the same thing, but it removed completely gvfs support from libfm, and pcmanfm is working fine. I will try to do the same thing in the mean time they fix that bug.

  • Dominique Michel

    • status: closed-rejected --> open-rejected
  • Lonely Stranger

    Lonely Stranger - 2013-12-29
    • status: open-rejected --> closed-rejected

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