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Bug 27179

Summary: Fdisk and cfdisk are on the 1.4 PPC livecd, but unusable
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <avarab>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: PPC Porters <ppc>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: PPC   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2003-08-23 09:35:18 UTC
Though only mac-fdisk works for editing partions on mac systems cfdisk & fdisk 
are in /sbin on the 1.4 livecd (and possibly others) for some unknown reson

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Pieter Van den Abeele (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-10-11 05:15:35 UTC
I think these come by default with sys-apps/fileutils. 

I can replace them with a symlink to mac-fdisk if you prefer that. I could
add a check to the fileutils ebuild that checks if the arch = ppc -> no need
to install/compile fdisk and cfdisk, but need to be absolutely sure nobody
is using fdisk or cfdisk for some dark reason on ppc. 
Comment 2 Luca Barbato gentoo-dev 2003-12-05 21:28:44 UTC
I think that cfdisk and fdisk are useful if you are doing disk analisys/recovery and you have a dos partitioned disk. so there are some reason to have them.
Comment 3 Tom Gall (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-12-17 14:33:31 UTC
I'd recommend leaving both fdisk and cfdisk untouched. Both are quite useful on non-macintosh systems or actually even on macintosh systems if you have a hard disk setup with a PC style partition table on the disk.

pSeries and iSeries ppc machines especially tend to have these!
Comment 4 Bartosch Pixa (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-02-15 05:33:52 UTC
i agree with luca and tom, so can we close this "bug" ?
Comment 5 Lars Weiler (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-02-15 15:05:58 UTC
We should close it.
Comment 6 Lars Weiler (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-04-02 21:47:58 UTC
Closing this bug.