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Bug 9755 - "fdisk -l" doesn't work as it did in previous version
Summary: "fdisk -l" doesn't work as it did in previous version
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact:
: 8226 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-02-24 16:29 UTC by Steve Coile
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2001-02-06 22:34:52 UTC

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Description Steve Coile 2000-02-24 16:29:39 UTC
/sbin/fdisk included with util-linux-2.9w-28, when invoked with the "-l"
switch, does not work as it does under RHL 6.0.  The newer version appears
to require a device specification, whereas older versions would list
partition information for all connected IDE and SCSI drives if no device
specification is given.

It appears that this change in behavior was introduced in RHL 6.1.  The man
page suggests that the device specification isn't necessary with the "-l"

Comment 1 Dale Lovelace 2000-03-05 15:44:59 UTC
*** Bug 8226 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Erik Troan 2001-02-06 22:34:47 UTC
This was fixed with the introduction of /proc/partitions, but the parsing didn't
always worked properly so I went ahead and fixed that for 2.10p-6

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