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Re: Anybody packaging Reiserfs ?

On Tue, 28 Oct 1997, Arto Astala wrote:

> Is anybody interested in packagin reiserfs for Debian?
> More info at:
> http://idiom.com/~beverly/reiserfs.html
> Hans Reiser likes the idea and reiserfs is GPL.

Then I think there is no objection against this.

> If nobody else des it then I will, but I consider this 
> to be last resort since I have not done any Debian 
> package before. If nobody does it can somebody at least
> stand by my shoulder when I ask tons of stupid questions?

That's what the lists are for, unless you start asking really stupid
questions. :-)

> Are there any special considerations for packaging a 
> file system? Is a loadable module a good choice?
> I should probably first produce a source only package, 
> and binary package only (much) later?

I think a module should be appropriate. Take a look at the ntfs package
for hints. And, if this really is a great file system (I confess I haven't
read the whole web page, but I understand it has advantages compared to
ext2fs), you could try to get the code into the kernel distribution.


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