[arch-releng] Package wishes

KESHAV P.R. skodabenz at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 12:39:11 EDT 2011

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 20:11, Karol Blazewicz
<karol.blazewicz at gmail.com> wrote:
> - gptfdisk needs icu, another big package.

gptfdisk can be compiled without icu support, but this will disable
entering Unicode names in the partition table (and this is not
recomended by upstream).

[quote http://gptfdisk.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=gptfdisk/gptfdisk;a=blob_plain;f=README;hb=HEAD]
The ICU library (http://site.icu-project.org), which provides support for
  Unicode partition names, is recommended on all
  platforms except Windows. This library is normally installed in Linux and
  OS X, but you may need to install the development headers (libicu-dev or
  something similar in Linux; or the libicu36-dev Fink package in OS X). To
  compile without ICU support, you must modify the Makefile: Remove the
  "-D USE_UTF16" part from the CXXFLAGS line and remove references to
  -licuio, -licuuc, -licudata, and -licucore (details vary between
  platforms) from the compilation options. Suitable lines are present, but
  commented out, in the Makefile, Makefile.mac, and Makefile.bsd files.

parted does not offer finegrain control live gptfdisk does. If it did,
there would be no need to use util-linux fdisk for MBR disks and gdisk
for GPT disks.



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