Bug 53061 - Missing the cfdisk application from rpm
Missing the cfdisk application from rpm
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
David Lawrence
: 54976 55709 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-09-02 20:23 EDT by Brian Bruns
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Description Brian Bruns 2001-09-02 20:23:23 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.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install util-linux-2.11f-9.(arch).rpm

Actual Results:  [root@summit root]# cfdisk
bash: cfdisk: command not found
[root@summit root]# 

Expected Results:  Should have started the cfdisk application

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Not sure why it was removed, but it should be placed back into the package because its used by alot of people.
Comment 1 Christian Hechelmann 2001-09-02 21:20:29 EDT
read the changelog. cfdisk was removed in 2.11f-9.
Comment 2 Brian Bruns 2001-09-02 21:23:26 EDT
* Sun Aug 26 2001 Elliot Lee <sopwith@redhat.com> 2.11f-9

- Don't include cfdisk, since it appears to be an even bigger pile of junk than 
fdisk? :)

Yeah, and whats the real reason?  'pile of junk' isn't exactly very descriptive
Comment 3 Elliot Lee 2001-09-03 13:41:28 EDT
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
duplicative tool.
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! :)
Comment 4 Elliot Lee 2001-10-23 17:42:25 EDT
*** Bug 54976 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Yanko Kaneti 2001-12-14 04:55:36 EST
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

Comment 6 Elliot Lee 2002-01-04 15:01:48 EST
*** Bug 55709 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 David Balažic 2004-10-13 11:45:59 EDT
A bit late, but :

Explanation why cfdisk is crap :
( bug 28417 comment 7 )

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