Debian Bug report logs - #557892
RFH: hfsprogs -- mkfs and fsck for HFS and HFS+ file systems

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br>

Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 03:42:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Blocking fix for 666707: hfsprogs is not DFSG-Free

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From: Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: RFH: hfsprogs -- mkfs and fsck for HFS and HFS+ file systems
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2009 01:27:09 -0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

I would kindly request assistance with maintaining the hfsprogs package,
which is a pair of programs for mkfs and fsck for HFS/HFS+ filesystems.

The package is developed by Apple, but only a small fraction of the
package is actually used. The current packages in Debian use source code
from Apple's MacOS X 10.4 version (codenamed Tiger).

The original patches adapting things to Linux that I got were monolithic
and I cleaned them up, broken them up (for ease of future work) and
were ported forward against some 5 or 6 (I forgot how many) upstream
releases, but still in the 10.4.x branch of their filesystem.

Now, things are getting cleaner and I have started porting the patches
against the first MacOS X 10.5 version, and most of the patches are
already appliable against that version (with the exception of one
patch).

The package has no bugs in its current version, has no lintian
warnings/errors (when using a new lintian version) and is packaged with
format "3.0 (quilt)".

In other words, it is in a mostly sane situation, but as is a tautology,
things can be improved.

There are some things to do and I would kindly appreciate some help with
the forward porting the patches.


The package long description:

,----
|  The HFS+ file system used by Apple Computer for their Mac OS is
|  supported by the Linux kernel.  Apple provides mkfs and fsck for
|  HFS+ with the Unix core of their operating system, Darwin.
|  .
|  This package is a port of Apple's tools for HFS+ filesystems.
|  .
|  For users, HFS+ seems to be a good compromise to carry files between
|  MacOS X and Linux Machines, as HFS+ doesn't suffer the problems of
|  FAT32 like:
|  .
|   * huge space waste (in slack space as devices grow faster);
|   * ability to create files that are more than 4GB in size (especially
|     good for those working with multimedia and that need to carry large
|     ISO files);
|   * ability to use case preserving (and even sensitivity!);
|   * ability to use uid's and gid's on the filesystem.
|  .
|  Users in general can enjoy such benefits since it is expected to have
|  more HFS+ filesystems in use, as Apple has announced Macintoshes for
|  ix86-64, besides the filesystem being already supported by PowerPC
|  systems since the beginning.
`----


Regards,

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Bug#557892; Package wnpp. (Sun, 29 Jul 2012 15:51:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: "bash.d" <bash.d@bashd.org>
To: 557892@bugs.debian.org
Subject: RFH: hfsprogs -- mkfs and fsck for HFS and HFS+ file systems
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 17:15:35 +0200
Hello, Rogério,

if you need help for the mkfs and fsck-programs, please tell me.
I am not very experienced with filesystems, but am willing to learn.
Thank you and regards,

Sebastian




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From: Sam Kottler <sam@kottlerdevelopment.com>
To: 557892@bugs.debian.org
Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 20:25:48 -0400
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Hi Rogério,

I'm becoming increasingly reliant upon this package and I'd like to help
maintain it. Currently I'm not maintaining or comaintaining any packages
in Debian, but I figure this is a good time to start. I have extensive
experience with HDFS and would be happy to help port additional patches.
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Added indication that bug 557892 blocks 724195 Request was from Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 22 Sep 2013 22:48:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Added indication that bug 557892 blocks 666707 Request was from Rogério Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 22 Sep 2013 22:48:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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