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Bug 84681 - Package missing minix tools (e.g. mkfs.minix)
Summary: Package missing minix tools (e.g. mkfs.minix)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux
Version: 1.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
: 85777 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-20 09:13 UTC by Moritz Barsnick
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:51 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-21 20:11:17 UTC

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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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

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. ***

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