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bug#39670: Cannot mount NFS share as user or root

From: Maxim Cournoyer
Subject: bug#39670: Cannot mount NFS share as user or root
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:33:51 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Hello Nathan,

Nathan Dehnel <address@hidden> writes:

> bash-5.0$ mount /media/store
> mount: /media/store: bad option; for several filesystems (e.g. nfs,
> cifs) you might need a /sbin/mount.<type> helper program
> /etc/config.scm:
> (file-system
>              (mount-point "/media/store")
>              (device "gentooserver:/")
>              (type "nfs4")
>              (mount? #f)
>              (create-mount-point? #t)
>              (options "rw,_netdev,noauto,user,lazytime,exec,tcp"))
> /etc/fstab:
> gentooserver:/ /media/store nfs4 rw,_netdev,noauto,user,lazytime,exec,tcp
> nfs-utils is installed:
> bash-5.0$ guix package -i nfs-utils
> The following package will be upgraded:
>    nfs-utils 2.4.2 → 2.4.2
> /gnu/store/chmbpkh0gvvmdhgwjw7rpl63f99mv7i6-nfs-utils-2.4.2
> nothing to be done

I encountered this too.  Perhaps we should patch some references to
mount.nfs (from nfs-utils) in the util-linux package which provides

In the meantime, you should use "mount.nfs" directly.

I'm opening an issue to track progress on this.

Thank you,


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