Description is misleading

Bug #164151 reported by Jürgen Kreileder on 2007-11-20
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
hfsprogs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: hfsprogs

The description of the package says:

> For users, HFS+ seems to be a good compromise to carry files between MacOS X and Linux Machines ...
> ...
> * ability to use a journaled filesystem;
> ...

This is misleading! Linux doesn't support journaled HFS+ partitions. You can mount journaled partions read-write using a "force" mount option but there is a very good chance of wrecking the filesystem that way.

If you want to write to HFS+ from Linux, you better disable journaling ("diskutil disableJournal <device>" on OS X).

Related branches

Milan Bouchet-Valat (nalimilan) wrote :

This should be fixed in Debian. Since you seem to understand the packaging and bug reporting system, you would better report this yourself to the Debian bug tracking system; else the bug will stay as it is... ;-)

Changed in hfsprogs:
status: New → Confirmed
Emmet Hikory (persia) wrote :

Erm. While I agree that the appropriate fix ought be in Debian finally, I'm not sure that this bug report is not inherently useful. WIth luck, a patch can be prepared, and perhaps tested in Ubuntu prior to deployment in Debian, or provided to Debian directly. Simply redirecting to the BTS is not often a useful way to address these issues.

Changed in hfsprogs:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package hfsprogs - 332.14-5

hfsprogs (332.14-5) unstable; urgency=low

  * debian/patches: break-up the Gentoo patch into smaller patches.
  * debian/patches: reorder the patches.
  * debian/patches: refresh the patches.
  * debian/patches: remove mention of pdisk (Closes: #482868) (LP: #234749).
  * debian/control: include Homepage field.
  * debian/control: update Standards-Version to 3.8.0. No changes required.
  * debian/control: include DM-Upload-Allowed, as I am a DM now.
  * debian/control: remove statement about using journals (LP: #164151).
  * debian/rules: add -Wextra compilation flag.
  * debian/rules: use quilt.make and remove home-brew solution.
  * debian/watch: create watch file (lintian warning).

 -- Ubuntu Archive Auto-Sync <email address hidden> Tue, 04 Nov 2008 21:25:54 +0000

Changed in hfsprogs:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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