Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 248293
/sbin/mkfs.minix is missing
Last modified: 2008-05-17 08:57:27 EDT
Description of problem: /sbin/mkfs.minix is missing in util-linux
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): fc7
$ 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?
They're erased after having been built. Can't we just let them die?
Yes, we don't distribute everything from upstream tarball in Fedora/RHEL rpms.
Why do you need mkfs.minix?
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.
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.
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Closing bug as per comment #4.