Bug#612317: Contradicting info about Btrfs
The following text appears in the "Squeeze" release announcement (http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110205a.html):
> The installation process for Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 has been improved
> in various ways including easier selection of language and keyboard
> settings, and partitioning of logical volumes, RAID and encrypted systems.
> Support has also been added for the ext4 and Btrfs filesystems and
> — on the kFreeBSD architecture — the Zettabyte filesystem (ZFS).
> The installation system for Debian GNU/Linux is now available
> in 70 languages.
The second paragraph suggests that Btrfs is available at installation time. However both the release notes (http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/releasenotes) and the installation manual (http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/installmanual) do not mention this possibility.
To be more precise, the release notes state (chapter 3):
> This release of the installer supports the use of the ext4 file system
> and it also simplifies the creation of RAID, LVM and crypto protected
> partitioning systems. Support for the reiserfs file system is no longer
> included by default, although it can be optionally loaded.
Whereas the installation manual (section 188.8.131.52) lists: ext2, ext3, ext4, jfs, xfs, reiserfs, qnx4, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS as file systems that are supported by the installer.
It is still not clear to me whether the installer recognizes and creates Btrfs partitions. If it does, it should be added to the release notes and installation manual; if not, it should not be advertised in the release announcement.