Debian Bug report logs - #634158
unable to create mkfs on a zvol

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Package: ufsutils; Maintainer for ufsutils is GNU/kFreeBSD Maintainers <>; Source for ufsutils is src:ufsutils.

Reported by: Robert Millan <>

Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 11:03:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version ufsutils/8.2-1

Fixed in version ufsutils/8.2-2

Done: Aurelien Jarno <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#634158; Package ufsutils. (Sun, 17 Jul 2011 11:03:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Robert Millan <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: unable to create mkfs on a zvol
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 12:59:07 +0200
Package: ufsutils
Version: 8.2-1
Severity: normal

rmh@dimoni:~$ sudo zfs create -V 4g dimoni-ad0s1/ufs
rmh@dimoni:~$ sudo mkfs.ufs /dev/zvol/dimoni-ad0s1/ufs 
mkfs.ufs: /dev/zvol/dimoni-ad0s1/ufs: could not find special device

The zvol is otherwise usable (for swap or other filesystems).  This might be
related to this warning in mke2fs:

rmh@dimoni:~$ sudo mke2fs /dev/zvol/dimoni-ad0s1/ufs
mke2fs 1.42-WIP (02-Jul-2011)
warning: Unable to get device geometry for /dev/zvol/dimoni-ad0s1/ufs

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: kfreebsd-amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: kFreeBSD 8.2-1-amd64
Locale: LANG=ca_AD.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ca_AD.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages ufsutils depends on:
ii  libbsd0                  0.3.0-1         utility functions from BSD systems
ii  libc0.1                  2.13-10         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libedit2                 2.11-20080614-2 BSD editline and history libraries

ufsutils recommends no packages.

ufsutils suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Aurelien Jarno <>
Subject: Bug#634158: fixed in ufsutils 8.2-2
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011 17:49:17 +0000
Source: ufsutils
Source-Version: 8.2-2

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
ufsutils, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/u/ufsutils/ufsutils_8.2-2.debian.tar.gz
  to main/u/ufsutils/ufsutils_8.2-2.dsc
  to main/u/ufsutils/ufsutils_8.2-2_amd64.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Aurelien Jarno <> (supplier of updated ufsutils package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011 19:28:17 +0200
Source: ufsutils
Binary: ufsutils ufsutils-udeb
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 8.2-2
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: GNU/kFreeBSD Maintainers <>
Changed-By: Aurelien Jarno <>
 ufsutils   - UFS filesystems utilities
 ufsutils-udeb - stripped-down versions of ufsutils, for debian-installer (udeb)
Closes: 526586 632564 634158
 ufsutils (8.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Aurelien Jarno ]
   * Fix 01_libufs.patch to correctly character or block devices.  Closes:
     #526586, #634158.
   * Fix 02_fsdb.ufs.patch to make ufsutils buildable with --as-needed.
     Closes: #632564.
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