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This is only a partial answer so far, but udisks-glue looks promising.

Detective work

I recently bought another Raspberry Pi and installed Raspbmc on it. I was pleasantly surprised to notice that inserted media were automatically mounted at /media/<label>. I checked out what packages were installed on Raspbmc and not my Raspbian.

On each system, get list of installed packages.

sudo dpkg -l | awk '{print $2}' > dpkg_list

Then see what is unique to raspbmc

diff dpkg_list_raspbian dpkg_list_raspbmc \
  --unchanged-group-format="" --changed-group-format='%>' > dpkg_list_raspbmc_uniq

There were about 100 packages, but the one that stood out was udisks-glue.

Installation

sudo apt-get install udisks-glue

Unfortunately, I haven't worked out how to properly run it at boot yet. I followed the instructions here, but they cause the media to be mounted with root permissions (drwx------). I've asked here to see if it can mount devices with user pi owning them.

UPDATE

And now this totally fails for me, since I cannot install policykit-1 with system V.

This is only a partial answer so far, but udisks-glue looks promising.

Detective work

I recently bought another Raspberry Pi and installed Raspbmc on it. I was pleasantly surprised to notice that inserted media were automatically mounted at /media/<label>. I checked out what packages were installed on Raspbmc and not my Raspbian.

On each system, get list of installed packages.

sudo dpkg -l | awk '{print $2}' > dpkg_list

Then see what is unique to raspbmc

diff dpkg_list_raspbian dpkg_list_raspbmc \
  --unchanged-group-format="" --changed-group-format='%>' > dpkg_list_raspbmc_uniq

There were about 100 packages, but the one that stood out was udisks-glue.

Installation

sudo apt-get install udisks-glue

Unfortunately, I haven't worked out how to properly run it at boot yet. I followed the instructions here, but they cause the media to be mounted with root permissions (drwx------). I've asked here to see if it can mount devices with user pi owning them.

This is only a partial answer so far, but udisks-glue looks promising.

Detective work

I recently bought another Raspberry Pi and installed Raspbmc on it. I was pleasantly surprised to notice that inserted media were automatically mounted at /media/<label>. I checked out what packages were installed on Raspbmc and not my Raspbian.

On each system, get list of installed packages.

sudo dpkg -l | awk '{print $2}' > dpkg_list

Then see what is unique to raspbmc

diff dpkg_list_raspbian dpkg_list_raspbmc \
  --unchanged-group-format="" --changed-group-format='%>' > dpkg_list_raspbmc_uniq

There were about 100 packages, but the one that stood out was udisks-glue.

Installation

sudo apt-get install udisks-glue

Unfortunately, I haven't worked out how to properly run it at boot yet. I followed the instructions here, but they cause the media to be mounted with root permissions (drwx------). I've asked here to see if it can mount devices with user pi owning them.

UPDATE

And now this totally fails for me, since I cannot install policykit-1 with system V.

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source | link

This is only a partial answer so far, but udisks-glue looks promising.

Detective work

I recently bought another Raspberry Pi and installed Raspbmc on it. I was pleasantly surprised to notice that inserted media were automatically mounted at /media/<label>. I checked out what packages were installed on Raspbmc and not my Raspbian.

On each system, get list of installed packages.

sudo dpkg -l | awk '{print $2}' > dpkg_list

Then see what is unique to raspbmc

diff dpkg_list_raspbian dpkg_list_raspbmc \
  --unchanged-group-format="" --changed-group-format='%>' > dpkg_list_raspbmc_uniq

There were about 100 packages, but the one that stood out was udisks-glue.

Installation

sudo apt-get install udisks-glue

Unfortunately, I haven't worked out how to properly run it at boot yet. I followed the instructions here, but they cause the media to be mounted with root permissions (drwx------). I've asked here to see if it can mount devices with user pi owning them.