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Re: Bug#861263: debian-installer: zfs support

On Sun, May 07, 2017 at 06:44:11PM +0100, Sam Kuper wrote:
>On 05/05/2017, Sam Kuper <sam.kuper@uclmail.net> wrote:
>> Bill McGrath's request matches my suggestion above[3],
>> and Neil McGovern's reply suggests it is already on Debian's roadmap.
>> Why, then, is this bug (Bug#861263) marked as wontfix?
>> [3] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=861263#17
>In the light of this, and of the paths forward described above, please
>can I reiterate my earlier request for the "wontfix" label to be
>removed? Even if it takes years for ZFS support to be added to the
>Debian Installer, it would be worthwhile.
>Failing that, it would be good to have an explanation of why ZFS will
>*never* be supported in the Debian Installer.

While there might be a way to do this work technically, it's probably
fair to say that none of the existing maintainers have any plans to
work on it. It would need massive effort, and there's no sign of those
maintainers showing any interest in doing it. That sounds like a
reasonable description of "wontfix" to me.

If somebody was actually working on patches, that might change the

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
Is there anybody out there?

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