Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 120811
yaboot's "mkofboot" requires hfsutils on ppc32
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:40 EST
Description of problem:
On Apple PowerPC, mkofboot accesses the HFS bootstrap partition using
utilities in the hfsutils package (which Fedora Core lacks currently).
Without it, it fails saying it can't access the filesystem. Hence I've
attached a specfile for the package in question, which is slightly
modified from the one in Yellow Dog Linux 3.0.1, which works fine for
me on my Fedora Core / ppc box (which I'm using to report this bug on).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type "mkofboot" on a Apple PowerPC box
Fails, complaining that it can't write to the bootstrap partition (the
exact error message escapes me, but it basically points you to
Writes the new stuff to the boot partition.
Created attachment 99392 [details]
Spec file, slightly modified from YDL
A few missing buildrequires - http://pauln.truemesh.com/rpms/ has a
similar effort. See also RFE bug 117512
Damn. The one I attached in comment #1 was an old backup, not the one
I am actually using. Oops...
The differences between the one you have and the one I *should* have
submitted is that you break out a -devel and a -x11 package, mine is
monolithic. So yours is probably better.
Can you attach your spec file to one of the bug reports, mark the
other as a duplicate?
I believe this bug should at least be linked against the yaboot
package, because the ppc build of yaboot exists in rawhide/devel, and
is not much use without a working hfsutils on NewWorld (OldWorld
doesn't use yaboot anyway). Hence I reported it as a high severity bug
against yaboot on the powerpc platform.
While we're here, yaboot should depend on hfsutils on the ppc platform.
dwmw2 has hfsutils-3.2.6-2.1 in rawhide, has buildrequires and requires
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 117512 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.