[arch-releng] Package wishes

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Thu Aug 25 08:19:47 EDT 2011

On Wed, 24 Aug 2011 22:09:11 +0530
"KESHAV P.R." <skodabenz at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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. [/quote]
> 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.
> Regards.
> Keshav

I wonder when there will be a gpt program included in util-linux.
I trust the kernel guys more than Gnu (Parted) or a 3rd party.
And all other filesystem stuff done by AIF depends on Linux utilities anyway.


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