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Re: What is this .gvfs directory?



On 07/23/2009 01:15 AM, Ron Yorston wrote:
Bradley<pursley001 comcast net>  wrote:
On 07/22/2009 09:01 AM, Bradley wrote:
On 07/22/2009 07:17 AM, davide wrote:
Bradley<pursley001<at>  comcast.net>  writes:

I have my system do regular automated backups and just noticed that the
backups have been failing do to a ".gvfs" directory
there is a similar thread quite recent.
search into the archives, there is a solution (a dirty hack maybe)
for the
backup issue.
Okay, read the thread but apparently there is no solution to this
problem. Has anyone tried permanently "breaking" or disabling fuse so
that it doesn't create the directory in the first place?
Final update on this thread for me:

Well, I decided to "break" fuse by making the executables in the /bin
and /sbin directories unavailable and, guess what? The directory still
appears but with normal access rights thereby fixing my problem. All
other system operations seem to be working normally except that I have
to enter the root password for mounting temporary files systems, which
is fine since I'm the only one that uses them on my system. This will be
my workaround that works great!

According to a thread on the fedora-test list it's possible to prevent
the gvfs-fuse-daemon starting by setting an environment variable:

On Thu, 2008-05-01 at 23:05 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
On Thu, 2008-05-01 at 22:54 -0400, Christopher L Tubbs II wrote:
Can anybody tell me what this gvfs-fuse-daemon is doing mounted to a
dotfile in my home directory? (.gvfs). It's new to F9 apparently (I
never noticed it in F8, and it definitely wasn't there in F7).

Why do I need it and can I get rid of it?
You need it if you want to be able to use posix applications on all
sorts of exotic mounts. E.g editing text files on a gphoto mount, or in
a mounted archive.

To get rid of it:

GVFS_DISABLE_FUSE=1
export GVFS_DISABLE_FUSE

However, I've been unable to find out where to set that environment
variable.  Although gvfsd is run as the user logging in it doesn't
have that users environment.

Ron


Maybe /etc/profile ???

John


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