[arch-releng] [arch-general] Partition tools in AIF (was: Default Bootloader for AIF)

KESHAV P.R. skodabenz at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 06:28:22 EDT 2011

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 15:07, David Campbell <davekong at archlinux.us> wrote:
> Excerpts from Dieter Plaetinck's message of 2011-03-28 12:06:21 -0400:
>> Hmm, and does it have a proper UI in ncurses or something? to replace
>> cfdisk in aif?
> It will when cparted is proper. Whether cparted will be ported to
> use libparted directly, rather than using Python bindings, is yet
> to be seen. I certainly prefer writing/maintaining Python code
> over C though, and I don't see any benefit to translating it into
> C other than avoiding Python as a dependency.

Instead of duplicating efforts, you can try hacking on
http://www.gnu.org/software/fdisk/ which uses libparted as backend
(fdisk and cfdisk present but no sfdisk though). That project is
inactive but not discontinued.

>> I know about the newt-based nparted but I'm told it's badly maintained.
> As far as I could tell, nparted is dead.
> --
> David Campbell



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