[blfs-dev] other filesystem utilities
conathan at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 20:50:51 PST 2012
There's been some conversation about new packages in BLFS. There are
a few which I use myself, but never suggested them until now as I
never really considered them as useful in a pure LFS environment.
(great for me, but most likely not blfs material.)
I thought I'd mention them though, if there was any interest. (I do
admit, would be handy seeing them in BLFS)
(the .bz2 one seems to actually be gzipped)
make && make PREFIX=/usr install
comes w/ mkdosfs and dosfsck and dosfslabel
Optionally can use fuse, to install a ntfs fuse driver. (Which has
better write support then the builtin kernel driver)
./configure --prefix=/usr && make && make install
ntfsfix ntfsinfo ntfscluster ntfsls ntfscat ntfscmp mkntfs ntfslabel
ntfsundelete ntfsresize ntfsclone ntfscp [I use ntfsclone, and
I suppose we already have parted for handing gpt in blfs, but this is
the utility I prefer.
make && install -m755 gdisk cgdisk sgdisk fixparts /usr/sbin
comes with gdisk (like fdisk), cgdisk, and sgdisk as well as fixparts
[not sure what fixparts does yet].
It seems to want a library called icuio, and icuuc. I think it has to
do with UTF16, but disabled in the Makefile to allow it to build.
** Final Observations **
dosfs, I can see some use. efi partitions I believe are fat based, as
well as some flash/usb media.
ntfs,I use it for windows recovery/setup. not exactly what LFS/BLFS
was designed for.
gptfdisk, I suppose blfs has been doing fine without it until now
*shrug*, and parted does the job just fine.
Nathan Coulson (conathan)
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Timezone: PST (-8)
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