Bug 53452 - incomplete cfdisk removal
incomplete cfdisk removal
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-09-09 11:39 EDT by Michael Redinger
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-16 13:08:16 EDT
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Description Michael Redinger 2001-09-09 11:39:15 EDT
cfdisk seems to have been removed. However, this removal is still incomplete. There are still things in the spec file dealing with it (eg. moving it from /sbin/ /usr/sbin/) and the README.cfdisk file in /usr/share/doc/util-linux-xxx/ ist still there.
(Originally I planned to send the following to the testers-list, but
I don't think it's too useful to duplecate it ...)

From testers-list:

On Sat, 8 Sep 2001, Chris Negus wrote:

> Is the cfdisk command no longer included in 7.2? It was a bit more intuitive
> to use than fdisk.

cfdisk was previousely in util-linux.


cfdisk and the cfdisk man page are gone, README.cfdisk is still there
in the 2.11f-9 package.

In the SRPM, cfdisk.c and cfdisk.8 are still available in fdisk/ .

The spec file still contains stuff dealing with sfdisk, eg.:
# This has dependencies on stuff in /usr
%ifnarch sparc sparc64 sparcv9
mv ${RPM_BUILD_ROOT}/sbin/cfdisk ${RPM_BUILD_ROOT}/usr/sbin

However, cfdisk and cfdisk.8 are commented out:

Finally, there's a nicht changelog entry:
* 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? :)

It's obviousely a bug. If cfdisk is to be removed, do also remove the
README file and clean up the specs file ...
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-01-04 13:34:29 EST
ok ok, I'll fix the nits :)

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