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Re: fdisk

On Wed, Jul 17, 2002 at 03:52:34PM +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> The Hurd can use linux swap partitions, thus can be shared with linux,
> so i think mkswap may be useful.

The Hurd identifies linux signatures as a compatibility option, but
boxen that have GNU installed as the only system don't need it at all.

When someone calls mkswap in any system he/she doesn't expect a
signature of a foreign OS to be created. But i agree that it can be useful.
How about naming it as mkswap.linux or mklinuxswap?

> Yes the minix utils are useless now, i will rip 'em from the Hurd deb,
> but not from the patch (hoping upstream accepts ;).

The minix utils are 'essential' but not that useful on GNU/Linux either.
They should really be in a separate package like all other fs utils. We
can all blame util-linux' upstream for putting that lot of incompatible
utils together in the same place :)

> > In my opinion, we should put these utilities in more adequate packages
> > so we can get rid of what we just don't need.
> If someone wants to start splitting it right now and don't want me to
> send the patch to the bts, speak.

I'm going to put effort into splitting util-linux (and hope others do),
but i don't think that merging your patch with upstream should be a
problem at all.


Robert Millan

"5 years from now everyone will be running
free GNU on their 200 MIPS, 64M SPARCstation-5"

              Andrew S. Tanenbaum, 30 Jan 1992

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