parted-3.3

Introduction to parted

The Parted package is a disk partitioning and partition resizing tool.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-9.0 platform.

Package Information

Parted Dependencies

Recommended

Optional

Pth-2.0.7, texlive-20190410 (or install-tl-unx), and Digest::CRC (for tests)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/parted

Installation of parted

Install Parted by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&
make &&

make -C doc html                                       &&
makeinfo --html      -o doc/html       doc/parted.texi &&
makeinfo --plaintext -o doc/parted.txt doc/parted.texi

If you have texlive-20190410 installed and wish to create PDF and Postcript documentation issue the following commands:

texi2pdf             -o doc/parted.pdf doc/parted.texi &&
texi2dvi             -o doc/parted.dvi doc/parted.texi &&
dvips                -o doc/parted.ps  doc/parted.dvi

If you wish to run the test suite, first remove a couple of tests that are known to fail in a BLFS environment:

sed -i '/t0251-gpt-unicode.sh/d' tests/Makefile &&
sed -i '/t6002-dm-busy.sh/d' tests/Makefile

To test the results, issue, as the root user:

make check
[Note]

Note

Many tests are skipped if not run as the root user.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/parted-3.3/html &&
install -v -m644    doc/html/* \
                    /usr/share/doc/parted-3.3/html &&
install -v -m644    doc/{FAT,API,parted.{txt,html}} \
                    /usr/share/doc/parted-3.3

Install the optional PDF and Postscript documentation by issuing the following command as the root user:

install -v -m644 doc/FAT doc/API doc/parted.{pdf,ps,dvi} \
                    /usr/share/doc/parted-3.3

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--disable-device-mapper: This option disables device mapper support. Add this parameter if you have not installed LVM2.

Contents

Installed Programs: parted and partprobe
Installed Libraries: libparted.so and libparted-fs-resize.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/parted and /usr/share/doc/parted-3.3

Short Descriptions

parted

is a partition manipulation program.

partprobe

informs the OS of partition table changes.

libparted.so

contains the Parted API functions.

Last updated on 2019-10-15 22:04:38 -0500