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Re: fdisk

On Sun, Jul 14, 2002 at 11:08:31PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
> > Emm, works, but only with devices|files with size < 32 bits,
> > if someone is interested regardless of this limitation i can
> > include it. But given that parted is working fine (excluding
> > geometry and partition re-read), then not including *fdisk
> > maybe is better (less troubles ?).
> a while ago I asked the debootstrap people to use parted for
> GNU/Hurd instead of fdisk because we don't have fdisk or
> util-linux at all. But for what you say fdisk is not usable
> enough to have it as the default partition editor, so they
> will just stay with parted.

GNU parted is the way to go.
> as said about the util-linux package, it's very unportable and
> a pain for us. The GNU/*BSD people are using a util-netbsd
> package for them with their specific stuff. IMHO the best way is
> to split the portable code from util-linux into a common package
> and build a separate one a la 'util-gnu' to have our replacements.

It would be much better to distribute the useful things on the existing GNU
packages, like textutils, sh-utils, etc.


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Marcus Brinkmann              The Hurd http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/

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