Re: Please, testers of hfsprogs are needed
Well, did the trivial testing first (i.e. tried hpfsck on my known good
HFS+ filesystems and I get:
*** Checking Backup Volume Header:
Unexpected Volume signature ' ' expected 'H+'
hpfsck: hpfsck: This is not a HFS+ volume (Unknown error 4294967295)
Do you have access to some little-endian (ia32, x86-64 etc) architecture
to run the same test on that filesystem? BTW, does this filesystem
consist of sensitive data or is it too big?
Sure, I could do that. The filesystem is about 200 GB so yes, that's too
If all is well, then I would appreciate a copy of it so that I can run
it as a test before doing uploading it to Debian the next time (I prefer
not to have a package than to have a package that might cause ill
I'll have to see if I can find a disk image file suitable to that purpose
BTW, you mentioned hpfsck. Did you actually use fsck.hfsplus (renamed)
or did you use some other tool? This got me a bit puzzled.
hpfsck was the command I used. If you think fsck.hfsplus behaves any
different I'll try that as well.
In particular, newer versions of diskdev_cmds (that's what Apple calls
it) are available for download from
I'll check that sometime.
It seems that the newer versions were polished a little bit with just
one source for both PPC and i386.
I'll have to dig out my AppleID account information to access that one it