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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 <flomertens@gmail.com>
> > >   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.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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