Excerpts from Dieter Plaetinck's message of 2011-03-27 10:01:35 -0400:
If I want to support GPT I will need decent utilities from upstream. I know about parted and sgdisk but I need a toolset for:
- interactive partitioning
Because I was not too happy with doing interactive partitioning with parted, I started a project [cparted]. I thought it was going to be ready for use soon, but then realized it has some issues (alignment wrong, fixing alignment had other unwanted side effects), and am not sure how soon they will be fixed. But this brings up a couple questions. If cparted is in good working order, would it be considered for use with AIF? Is having Python and [pyparted] as dependencies OK?
- scripted partitioning (for auto-installs)
You can run parted in --script mode.
- the input format for the scripts should be similar/the same whether you use MBR or GPT.
The input format would be the same.