Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84681
Package missing minix tools (e.g. mkfs.minix)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:25 EDT
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Description of problem:
for some reason unknown to me, the util-linux package in Rawhide is missing
mkfs.minix (and possibly fsck.minix). It isn't noted in the changelog, and
according to Bugzilla, some minix features (i.e. version 2 support) were even
fixed back in April 2002.
Minix support is still in the sources (2.11z is current, BTW), AFAICT. Can it be
reactivated, please? Minix-fs is especially nice for boot-floppies, and I seem
to see that some users use it on hard disks as well.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. which mkfs.minix
Actual Results: Nothing found.
Expected Results: /usr/sbin/mkfs.minix
minix fs support is just not on the radar as a priority... Sorry.
For boot floppies, things like cramfs are alternatives.
*** Bug 85777 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***