Package Details: obdevicemenu 1.7.0-1

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Package Base: obdevicemenu
Description: An Openbox pipe menu for the management of removable media with Udisks
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Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: None
Maintainer: giniu
Last Packager: giniu
Votes: 38
Popularity: 0.002445
First Submitted: 2011-03-07 18:33
Last Updated: 2015-07-07 17:47

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giniu commented on 2016-07-31 11:03

I said it can be - this is true that this is a wrapper, yet there are multiple things that can go wrong - for example there can be subtle changes in how menu's are made by OpenBox - or in some other parts of script. For example one of last commits in source code repository, dated 4 years, says about fixes to sorting - - those things can be subtle and some changes upstream can make things that were working stop. So for example, are we 100% sure there can be no shift if naming of partitions? In case of code not maintained for 4 years - I'm not sure.

One might say there are no bugs in this code. But from experience I know that there is no such thing as bug-free code. What worries me, is that this project was removed from its page - so there is even no place to report bugs.

It still works - true. Will it in few years or with next system update? I'm not sure. And if it breaks, how do we act then? In my opinion same applies to any code not touched by authors in years. Even if the possible harm is loosing time to look for alternative when something stops working.

donvla commented on 2016-07-31 10:45

Why do you think it's harmful? It actually simply scrapes the info output of the udisks command. As long as udisks works fine, obdevicemenu should also work fine.

giniu commented on 2016-07-30 14:22

I think this package requires a rewrite, and I'm not talking about PKGBUILD. I recommend switching to other solutions soon, because this code is mostly obsolete, so it can do more harm than good.

giniu commented on 2015-12-03 19:20

I'd have to check. I've mostly adopted this to move from AUR3 because I use this, but haven't looked into the code too closely yet. I hope to get to it soon.

semeion commented on 2015-12-03 17:20

Can it work with udisks2?

4javier commented on 2013-02-24 14:36

To perform mount/unmount actions without inserting password, you have to place this whatever_you_like.rules file inside /etc/polkit-1/rules.d

polkit.addRule(function(action, subject) {
if (("org.freedesktop.udisks.") == 0) && subject.isInGroup("storage")) {
return polkit.Result.YES;

This is the new rules format for polkit, that replaces the old .pkla.

Anonymous comment on 2011-09-16 22:25

Development can now be followed at Gitorious:

Anonymous comment on 2011-09-06 10:12

1.5.0 adds post_mount and post_unmount hooks that can be configured in obdevicemenu.conf.

This was in response to a request from keenerd:

Anonymous comment on 2011-08-21 09:20

1.4.1 fixes some bugs that occur when notifications are turned off.

Thanks to EiyuuZack for discovering. See here for details:

Anonymous comment on 2011-05-26 21:20

1.4.0 has several bug fixes and a new configuration option called "fancy_sort".

See here for details:

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