[arch-releng] Package wishes

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Thu Aug 25 10:13:20 EDT 2011

On 08/24/2011 01:39 PM, KESHAV P.R. 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

OK, I agree then. Thanks for the info.

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi
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