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Bug 363059

Summary: sys-fs/{ntfs3g,ntfsprogs}-2011.4.12 version bump
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Peter Volkov (RETIRED) <pva>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Patrick McLean <chutzpah>
Severity: normal CC: base-system
Priority: Normal Keywords: InVCS
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Peter Volkov (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2011-04-11 09:46:38 UTC
Тема: 	[ntfs-3g-news] [ANNOUNCE] Stable NTFS-3G + NTFSPROGS 2011.4.12
Дата: 	Sun, 10 Apr 2011 21:34:57 +0300 (EEST) (10.04.2011 22:34:57)

We are happy to announce the stable, merged release of ntfsprogs and 

The merged codebase will help to avoid duplicated maintenance of the large, 
complex NTFS codebase, so development can focus on enhanced functionality, 
reliability, and interoperability in the future.

Several alternatives have been considered how to organize the code 
(library, tools, driver). The preferred solution is the simplest way which 
is one large package, like Samba. So, there will be need to install only 
one NTFS package (ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs), not two (ntfsprogs, ntfs-3g).

The code and status is available at

  git clone git://

The package is a compatible, drop-in replacement for both ntfs-3g and 

The package contains the following improvements, changes and fixes:

  ntfs-3g: fixed possible wrong hole size when overwriting compressed data
  ntfs-3g: fixed listxattr() to environments with extended attributes
  ntfs-3g: fixed ENOSPC when making an index non-resident
  ntfs-3g: fixed partial mapping ahead of mapped runlist
  ntfs-3g: enabled forensic mounting (currently same as read-only)
  ntfs-3g: expand an attribute without creating a hole
  ntfs-3g: improved appending data to a long hole
  ntfs-3g: deny direct modifications to metadata files
  ntfs-3g: option 'acl' to request the use of Posix ACLs
  ntfsclone: fixed reading old big-endian ntfsclone images
  ntfsclone: avoided writing beyond allocated variable
  ntfsclone: close volume and cleanup when exiting
  ntfsclone: new option not to clear the timestamps
  ntfsclone: sync created image before remounting
  ntfsclone: use a stream to produce aligned writes during image creation
  ntfsinfo: display times in UTC
  mkntfs: don't store full bitmap and logfile in memory
  mkntfs: set a volume UUID if option -U
  mkntfs: fixed $MFT allocated size
  mkntfs: fixed allocated size of resident unnamed data
  ntfsfix: new option -n for no action
  ntfsfix: try alternate boot sector if cannot start up
  ntfsfix: check and fix the upcase table
  ntfsfix: try to fix file systems with incorrect size
  ntfsundelete: fixed a segfault
  ntfsresize: new option --info-mb-only
  ntfsresize: new option --check

The release candidate is available at
Many thanks to Jean-Pierre Andre and Erik Larsson to make this happen!
  Tuxera Open Source Team
Comment 1 tman 2011-05-05 06:21:11 UTC
it would be really nice if this get bump soon.

Comment 2 Patrick McLean gentoo-dev 2011-05-09 15:27:02 UTC