Bug 248293 - /sbin/mkfs.minix is missing
/sbin/mkfs.minix is missing
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karel Zak
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-15 08:05 EDT by Gratien D'haese
Modified: 2008-05-17 08:57 EDT (History)
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Description Gratien D'haese 2007-07-15 08:05:47 EDT
Description of problem: /sbin/mkfs.minix is missing in util-linux

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): fc7

How reproducible:
$ whereis mkfs
mkfs: /sbin/mkfs.ext3 /sbin/mkfs.msdos /sbin/mkfs.cramfs /sbin/mkfs.vfat
/sbin/mkfs.ext2 /sbin/mkfs.ntfs /sbin/mkfs /usr/share/man/man8/mkfs.8.gz

$ rpm -ql util-linux-2.13-0.51.fc7 | grep mkfs

Steps to Reproduce:
1. executable is not there on fc7 (nor on the DVD)
2. is mkfs.minix part of an unsupported rpm?
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Comment 1 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2007-07-15 08:38:08 EDT
They're erased after having been built. Can't we just let them die?
Comment 2 Karel Zak 2007-08-02 07:01:20 EDT
Yes, we don't distribute everything from upstream tarball in Fedora/RHEL rpms.
Why do you need mkfs.minix?
Comment 3 Gratien D'haese 2007-08-02 11:53:54 EDT
ext2 has been removed from the kernel as a build-in (it became now a loadable
module) and the mkcdrec project (http://mkcdrec.ota.be) needs a build-in
filesystem (ext2 or minix) to load the initial ramdisk.
However, minix is still available in the linux kernel, but the needed file
system tools seems to be removed from fedore core. SuSe 10 did the same with
ext2 file system, but they kept the minix tools available.
That was the reason of my request.

Thanks for your interest.
Comment 4 Gratien D'haese 2007-09-05 11:54:39 EDT

just to update: will use ramdisk so I have no need for minix filesystem anymore.
You may close this request from my point of view.

thanks for your interest.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 09:33:03 EDT
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Comment 6 Peter van Egdom 2008-05-17 08:57:27 EDT
Closing bug as per comment #4.

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