For minimal installations of Debian, I have been using
halevt to enable automounting of USB drives.
Halevt is reliable and requires no configuration aside from installing the package. Now,
halevt has been removed from Debian Testing and I'm looking for a replacement, but none of the alternatives seem to be as straightforward.
What utility for automounting USB drives would be the most lightweight, simple, and stable?
EDIT: I was never able to get udev working the way I wanted. The problem is that udev rules are always run as root, so media are mounted as root. It is possible to hard-code mounting as a specific user, but it seems you can't make a rule that mounts as current user. According to the documentation, it should be possible with the MODE value, but it doesn't seem to be implemented in Debian. So, if automounting is required, I still have to use halevt. Otherwise, I use pmount.