[arch-releng] vfat support

Thorsten Töpper atsutane at freethoughts.de
Tue Dec 7 19:27:15 CET 2010

On Tue, 7 Dec 2010 15:24:39 +0100 Dieter Plaetinck
<dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> On Tue, 07 Dec 2010 15:13:33 +0100
> Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > Am 07.12.2010 15:03, schrieb Dieter Plaetinck:
> > > On the other hand, I just noticed dosfstools is in extra, whereas
> > > aif allows you to install on vfat.  This confuses me.
> > 
> > Me too. You definitely can't install on vfat. You can try, but you
> > will fail.
> > 
> interesting. why will it fail? hasn't our installer always had vfat
> support?
> time to remove that?
> Dieter

I also don't see any real sense for that, vfat is most commonly used
for small mediums that need to be read by a large number of different
machines and operating systems. So having a working installation is the
prerequisite when a USB-Stick, SDCards or something similar has to be
formatted. After all it still can be mounted and read without the
package installed.

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