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Bug 84681

Summary: Package missing minix tools (e.g. mkfs.minix)
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide Reporter: Moritz Barsnick <moritz>
Component: util-linuxAssignee: Elliot Lee <sopwith>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Ben Levenson <benl>
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Description Moritz Barsnick 2003-02-20 09:13:15 UTC
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Description of problem:


for some reason unknown to me, the util-linux package in Rawhide is missing 
mkfs.minix (and possibly fsck.minix). It isn't noted in the changelog, and 
according to Bugzilla, some minix features (i.e. version 2 support) were even 
fixed back in April 2002.

Minix support is still in the sources (2.11z is current, BTW), AFAICT. Can it be 
reactivated, please? Minix-fs is especially nice for boot-floppies, and I seem 
to see that some users use it on hard disks as well.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. which mkfs.minix




Actual Results:  Nothing found.

Expected Results:  /usr/sbin/mkfs.minix

Additional info:

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2003-02-21 20:11:17 UTC
minix fs support is just not on the radar as a priority... Sorry.

For boot floppies, things like cramfs are alternatives.

Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2003-03-11 15:12:11 UTC
*** Bug 85777 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***