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Re: Support for ReiserFS

From: Sven Luther
Subject: Re: Support for ReiserFS
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 17:07:07 +0200
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On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 04:30:27PM +0200, Szakacsits Szabolcs wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Oct 2004, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 08:54:00AM +0300, Yury Umanets wrote:
> > > Runar Ingebrigtsen wrote:
> > > 
> > > >Is there hope for ReiserFS support in libparted anytime soon?
> > > >
> > > It is there for few years already. You need to install progsreiserfs 
> > > first 
> > > (ftp://ftp.namesys.com/pub/libreiserfs/progsreiserfs- and 
> > > then build parted with reiserfs support turned on.
> > 
> > But it seems that progsreiserfs is completely unmaintained or something, at
> Yury is the maintainer (previous poster) and he released the above version
> "recently" (in April) that supposed to fix problems.

Ok, well, i didn't follow the whole story about it, i never had any interest
in reiserfs myself, and the echo of powerpc users with it was rather poor.

> > least it has been kicked out of debian/sarge recently because of bugginess,
> > which forced me to remove reiserfs support in the compiled version of parted
> > in debian sarge. 
> In the past there were several corruption problems posted all over the 
> net but only one here (not from debian) but I've never seen any usable
> bug reports (exact error messages, versions used, etc).

You mean this one : 


The problem is maybe with the debian maintainer of this package, which has let
this RC bug open for 146 days, without ever interacting with it.

> I understand Yury that he can't debug things if nobody tells him. E.g.
> what if all users run it on a mounted partition and they ignored the
> parted warning (fixed, it can't be ignored anymore) or it was used on
> devfs but parted couldn't detect the mount state? There were such fixes 
> in parted recently, AFAIR, but Debian still uses an old parted.

Sure, we probably need a new debian maintainer for progreiserfs, and then the
problem could be solved. I won't do this, and it may even be too late this
late in the debian release process, but one never knowes.


Sven Luther

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