Bug#427288: RFS: ntfs-config
On Sun, Jun 03, 2007 at 10:46:16AM +0200, Francesco Namuri wrote:
> Il giorno sab, 02/06/2007 alle 17.43 -0700, Steve Langasek ha scritto:
> > On Sun, Jun 03, 2007 at 01:59:38AM +0200, Francesco Namuri wrote:
> > > I am looking for a sponsor for my package "ntfs-config".
> > > Package name : ntfs-config
> > > Version : 1.0-RC2-1
> > > Upstream Author : Florent Mertens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > URL : http://givre.cabspace.com/ntfs-config/
> > > License : GPL
> > > Section : admin
> > > It builds these binary packages:
> > > ntfs-config - Enable/disable write support for any NTFS devices
> > So basically, the package must depend on ntfs-3g, and provides support for
> > editing a small subset of entries in /etc/fstab.
> It autodetects all the ntfs partitions on the system, also if there is
> not the relative entry on the /etc/fstab, and it can autoconfigure the
> fstab. Also it can configure change the configuration of hal for the
> removable devices that contains a ntfs partitions.
> > Why in the world is this something that needs an entire package to itself?
> Consider a new debian user that does not know anything about /etc/fstab,
> this package can be a good help for him (IHMO)...
My point is that there's nothing special about NTFS that should require its
very own configuration tool; it seems to me that a general-purpose mount
configuration tool would be a lot more useful.
Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.