Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53061
Missing the cfdisk application from rpm
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
The util-linux-2.11f-9 rpm is missing the cfdisk application which is part of the full util-linux package.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install util-linux-2.11f-9.(arch).rpm
Actual Results: [root@summit root]# cfdisk
bash: cfdisk: command not found
Expected Results: Should have started the cfdisk application
Not sure why it was removed, but it should be placed back into the package because its used by alot of people.
read the changelog. cfdisk was removed in 2.11f-9.
* Sun Aug 26 2001 Elliot Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2.11f-9
- Don't include cfdisk, since it appears to be an even bigger pile of junk than
Yeah, and whats the real reason? 'pile of junk' isn't exactly very descriptive
cfdisk has some bugs open, and it is either waste time fixing them or tell
people to use fdisk. I prefer to do the latter and put what time I have into
making a single bug-freer fdisk tool, instead of wasting effort on a uselessly
If you find cfdisk useful, you are encouraged to rebuild the util-linux package
to include it - that's what free software is all about! :)
*** Bug 54976 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Hmm. I'd rather trust the util-linux maintainer whether cfdisk is crap or not.
Or if it somehow (misteriously) hinders the development of a better partitioning
The only thing this change here achieves imho is to irritate some longtime
redhat users. Or provide some amusement for new redhat adopters.
I think you should reconsider
*** Bug 55709 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
A bit late, but :
Explanation why cfdisk is crap :
( bug 28417 comment 7 )