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Re: new e2fstools and parted not playing nice?

From: Sven Luther
Subject: Re: new e2fstools and parted not playing nice?
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 18:30:32 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040907i

On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 08:20:01AM +0000, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 25, 2004 at 11:22:19AM -0600, Unit3 wrote:
> > I'm working on packaging gparted for Gentoo, and we've run into an issue 
> > where ext2/3 partitions show up as being unmoveable/resizeable 
> > (http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61828#c14). One of the other 
> > developers thinks this is due to the newest version of the e2fstools not 
> > playing nice with parted-1.6.15. I'm just checking to verify that this 
> > is actually the problem, and if so, to see if you guys have any fixes 
> > planned in the near future. :)
> Yes, libparted's ext2 code requires the file system to have a particular
> layout.  Modern e2fsprogs don't satisfy this.
> I haven't had time to fix it.  I'm accepting patches :)

The real fix would be to rewrite the ext2/3 code to use libe2fs or whatever it
is called, right ?


Sven Luther

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