Bug#413248: success with 'utf8' vfat mount option
severity 413248 normal
clone 413248 -1
reassign 413248 partman-basicfilesystems
reassign -1 release-notes
On Sunday 04 March 2007 03:19, Jeremy S Bygott wrote:
> (5) defaults,utf8 (see mount(8) in the section 'Mount options for
> Option (5) works for me; the others don't.
I have taken a quick look at the code in partman that sets these option,
and I see no easy way to implement this, especially as the installer
still also supports installing a system with legacy encodings, for which
this setting would presumably be incorrect.
AFAICT this option is relevant not only for vfat, but also for ntfs and
iso9660, but _not_ for fat16.
Post-Etch we can further investigate this and look at supporting this
option in partman. In the mean time, adding a short note in the release
notes could make sense.