pmount - mount removable devices as normal user

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name pmount
Package version 0.9.23
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 727 B
Download size 72.12 KB
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pmount is a wrapper around the standard mount program which permits normal
users to mount removable devices without a matching /etc/fstab entry. This
provides a robust basis for automounting frameworks like GNOME's Utopia
project and confines the amount of code that runs as root to a minimum.
If a LUKS capable cryptsetup package is installed, pmount is able to
transparently mount encrypted volumes.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pmount_0.9.23-3_i386.deb 0.9.23 i386 Ubuntu Universe
pmount - - -


Name Value
libblkid1 >= 2.16
libc6 >= 2.14


Type URL
Binary Package pmount_0.9.23-3_amd64.deb
Source Package pmount

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install pmount deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install pmount




2014-05-18 - Vincent Fourmond <>
pmount (0.9.23-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Use dh-autoreconf at build time (closes: #727943, #744493)
* Conforms to standards 3.9.5
* Use dh compatibility level of 9 to enable hardened builds (closes:
* Add bash completion for mounted paths in pumount (closes: #678713) .
Thanks to Aaron Small <> for the patch.
2011-02-11 - Vincent Fourmond <>
pmount (0.9.23-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Updating bash completion, based on a patch by 
Eduard Bloch <>
* Dropped debian/README.source, long ago pointless
* Switched to dh 7 debian/rules. 
* It seems pmount already conforms to standards 3.9.1
* Drop hal support, as hal is obsolescent (closes: #612794)
- that also means that all pmount-hal related problems are now gone
(closes: #385238, #580179, #379799)
- document the reasons in debian/NEWS
* Disable dh_auto_test as it shows some files were forgotten while
building the original tarball...
2010-06-16 - Vincent Fourmond <>
pmount (0.9.23-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New upstream release
* Fixes security issue CVE-2010-2192, a security hole by which allowed
any user to use a symlink attack to create empty root-owned files and
to remove any file with a numeric name.
* Urgency high to fix security hole in testing
2010-05-11 - Vincent Fourmond <>
pmount (0.9.22-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release, that now correctly luksClose luksOpened devices
at pumount time.
* Now dropping dpatch, as we have switched to format 3.0 (quilt)
2010-05-04 - Vincent Fourmond <>
pmount (0.9.21-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New (small) upstream release:
- provides support for ext4; dropping 10-ext4fs (closes: #571739)
- now switches to ruid = euid = 0 when calling cryptsetup, which a
necessary hack for cryptsetup breakage; dropping 15-cryptsetup-rroot 
(closes: #551540)
* Switching to format 3.0 (quilt)
* Now conforms to standards 3.8.4
2009-10-25 - Vincent Fourmond <>
pmount (0.9.20-3) experimental; urgency=low
* Experimental and possibly unsafe attempt at addressing bug #551540. Do
not use yet on machines where security is a real concern.
2009-09-21 - Vincent Fourmond <>
pmount (0.9.20-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Pull commit 804eb6da31801c2f from upstream to (finally) include
support for ext4 (closes: #503429)
2009-09-11 - Vincent Fourmond <>
pmount (0.9.20-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix pmount completion for bash in the case of aliased ls. Thanks to 
Daniel Dehennin <> for reporting and
providing the fix. (closes: #530360)
* New upstream release, that fixes quite a few various bugs:
- typo in manual page (closes: #520952), thanks to Peter Klotz
<> for reporting/fixing
- pumount can now unmount devices that have gone missing, thanks to
Michal Suchanek <> for pointing the problem
(closes: #541180).
- pumount now severely discourages lazy unmounts, which somewhat 
closes: #542755
* Now conforms to standards 3.8.3
* Bump dh compatibility level to 7
2009-03-02 - Vincent Fourmond <>
pmount (0.9.19-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version:
- whitelisted firewire devices (closes: #495458)
- works with newer sysfs (closes: #516199)
- follow symlinks in /etc/pmount.allow (closes: #507038)
* Fix Vcs-git field, thanks to Daniel Moerner <> 
for spotting (closes: #512092)
* Adding a forgotten file in debian/copyright + small details there
as well.
* Add bash completion, courtesy of Eduard Bloch <>
(closes: #517137)
* Drop build-dep on libsysfs
* Add a ${misc:Depends} dependency

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