[arch-dev-public] Drop hfsutils

Muflone webreg at vbsimple.net
Sat Aug 19 21:29:37 UTC 2017


The current status of the package hfsutils v332 is really out-of-date 
compared to Apple sources [1] v589.

Various GNU/Linux distributions approach this package in many different 
- Debian still maintains it the outdated v332 [2]
- Fedora uses a more recent version v540 [3] which doesn't provide 
anymore mkfs.hfs. A package from another source could create new 
- Gentoo uses the same old version v332 [4]

As I don't use this package anymore and I don't think a 10 years old 
package should live in the official repositories I plan to move hfsutils 
to the AUR.

If someone has a better idea or wants to maintain hfsutils please let me 
know. If not I'll try to update hfsutils in the AUR to v540.

[1]: https://opensource.apple.com/source/diskdev_cmds/diskdev_cmds-589/
[2]: https://packages.debian.org/sid/hfsprogs
[4]: https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/sys-fs/diskdev_cmds

Fabio Castelli aka Muflone

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