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Bug 850 - ftape module included in base system is obsolete
ftape module included in base system is obsolete
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: basesystem (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-01-16 11:19 EST by kenc
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-01-19 16:48:17 EST
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Description kenc 1999-01-16 11:19:29 EST
The 2.08 version of ftape included in the 5.2 base sysatem
is hopelessly obsolete.  It won't support any modern tape
drives.  Hans has a stable 4.x release now.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-01-19 16:48:59 EST
Thank you for the suggestion. It has been noted. This matter is best
taken up on one of the kernel development mailing lists. Information
on why it is not presently included in the kernel that we shipped can
be viewed at http://www.linuxhq.com/HOWTO/Ftape-HOWTO-4.html#ss4.2.

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