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Bug#538171: ITP: makefs -- create a file system image from a directory tree

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Thorsten Glaser <tg@mirbsd.de>

* Package name    : makefs
  Version         : 20090724
  Upstream Author : The MirOS Project <miros-discuss@mirbsd.org>
* URL             : http://www.mirbsd.org/cvs.cgi/src/usr.sbin/makefs/
* License         : 4-clause BSD
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : create a file system image from a directory tree

NetBSD® makefs(8) creates a file system image from a directory tree
without the need for superuser privileges. The MirBSD version fixes
ECMA 119, SUSP and RRIP (Rock Ridge) compliance.

Supported target filesystem types are:
   cd9660   ISO 9660 (ECMA 119) compatible filesystem images, with
            Rock Ridge, El Torito, and other features
   ffs      4.2FFS, the BSD Fast Filesystem, also known as UFS1;
            support for UFS2 is currently untested

The images created can be of a fixed (predefined) size, given on the
command line, or sized automatically. Permission bits are taken from
the source directory tree but may be overridden using an mtree file.

This package is created to aid Luca Favatella in porting d-i to
Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. It also serves purpose as a genisoimage re-
placement, if people should then so wish. (Which is why the MirBSD
version was ported, as it conforms to ECMA 119, RRIP, SUSP and the
El Torito standard, which the NetBSD® version doesn’t.)

I fully intend to maintain this package in MirBSD (“upstream”) as
well as Debian (in my capacity as DM); I also try to coordinate
pushing all patches to the “up-upstream” (NetBSD®).

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