[sync] new ntfsprogs available in unstable

Bug #54179 reported by Mantas Kriaučiūnas
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Dapper Backports
Edgy Backports
linux-ntfs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

There is a new upstream ntfsprogs version (1.13.0) available since 2006-02-27.

Release Notes (for full changelog look at http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=397070&group_id=13956 )
"The long awaited release. Lots of enhancements and fixes across the board.
See the changelog for details but a few notable changes are that mkntfs now creates NTFS 3.1 (Windows XP) volumes by default and that ntfsmount can deal with symbolic links and device files."

It seems you forgot to package ntfsprogs 1.13.0, so now you can move directly to 1.13.1 - it was released on 2006 June 16, look at


Time for another release. Many bug fixes and enhancements so update is strongly recommended.

Some important changes:
- Fix bug with renaming directories with names in DOS and WIN32 namespaces. (Yura)

When uploading new version please also check if launchpad.net bug #29865 is fixed in new packages, without fixing this bug users can't mount NTFS partitions read-write, this is very important for lots of computer users.

Tags: sync
Daniel T Chen (crimsun)
Changed in linux-ntfs:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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towsonu2003 (towsonu2003) wrote :
Changed in linux-ntfs:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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towsonu2003 (towsonu2003) wrote :
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should the importance be upped a little?

 linux-ntfs (1.13.1-3) unstable; urgency=medium

   * Fix FTBFS on Alpha by removing an unused code block that was intended
     for future usage in include/ntfs/logging.h. Thank you very much, Yuval
     Fledel! Closes: #380657.
   * debian/control: Added a versioned dependency on libfuse2 (>>2.5.0) by
     adding fuse-utils (>>2.5.0) to Depends in ntfsprogs (closes: #380111).
   * Rewrote the bug number that 1.13.1-2 closed with the right one. I love
     rewritting history.

 -- David Martínez Moreno <email address hidden> Tue, 1 Aug 2006 21:20:29 +0200
linux-ntfs (1.13.1-2) unstable; urgency=low

   * Damned dh_install...libntfs.conf was NOT A DIR, was the name! Removed it
     from the list of installed files in libntfs-gnomevfs.install. Closes:

 -- David Martínez Moreno <email address hidden> Tue, 25 Jul 2006 01:38:39 +0200
linux-ntfs (1.13.1-1) unstable; urgency=low

   * New upstream release (closes: #367508):
     - Fixed lots of endianness bugs.
     - ntfscmp is now built as a regular tool (and thus included in this
     - ntfsresize checks and reports bad sectors before cluster allocation
     - mkntfs optionally creates NTFS version 3.0 (W2K) or 3.1 (XP, W2K3,
     - ntfsmount now support an 'streams_interface=' option to select named data
       streams access interface. Currently supported interfaces are 'none',
       'windows' and 'xattr'.
     - ntfscat can display named attributes, streams too.
     - Working with regular files no longer needs the --force option, except
       for mkntfs.
     - ntfsclone checks available free space on the destination before
       starting to clone, image or restore.
     - Fix the -u option in ntfsundelete. Instead of a confusing optional
       parameter, there's a new option -i with a required parameter.
     - mkntfs had a fix for a segfault when volume had more than 2^31 clusters.
     - ntfsmount has FreeBSD support.
     - Implement simple syslog logging handler in ntfsmount.
     - Fix a lot of bugs in attribute resizing code.
     - ntfsclone: the --metadata option will wipe the timestamps in the
       index allocation attributes as well. This further decreases the
       compressed metadata image size by 10-25% and more importantly it
       eliminates non-interesting ntfscmp differences.
     - ntfsinfo: dump either a minimal (default) or the entire attribute
       header (--verbose) for all attribute types.
     - ntfscmp supports bad cluster list, compares full attribute headers
       for non-resident attributes, and is built by default.
     - Fix bug with renaming directories with names in DOS and WIN32
     - Lots of various bug fixes.
   * debian/control:
     - Changed URL to the new site (closes: #356217).
     - Added libgnutls-dev (>> 1.4.0) to Build-depends in order to enable
       again ntfsdecrypt.
     - Removed completely fake ntfstools package, as it was a dummy one in
       sarge. Thanks to Stefan Huehner for noticing (closes: #369106).
     - While at it, renamed ntfstools-udeb to ntfsprogs-udeb for consistency.
       Added Provid...


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Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

It seems, that ntfsprogs 1.13.1 are in Ubuntu Feisty already, so, we just need to backport this package from Feisty and make Ubuntu 6.06 LTS "Dapper" and 6.10 "Edgy" users happy :)

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status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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John Dong (jdong) wrote :

I don't think backporting it is terribly useful.... The most compelling usecase of upgrading of ntfsprogs is more reliable resizing or partitioning, which is more important on the LiveCD than anywhere else.

Nonetheless if it builds in Edgy/Dapper I'd be happy to look at it.

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Valentin Rocher (bishiboosh) wrote :

b/i/r in prevu
I put a +1 even if I didn't test all functionalities (I dont have a ntfs disk to completely format :D)

Changed in edgy-backports:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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Timo Jyrinki (timo-jyrinki) wrote :

Can this be reopened? Currently everyone using Feisty (ntfsprogs 1.13.1-4) to resize Vista partitions will have an unbootable Windows.

The fix is in the upstream release, or the Debian 1.13.1-6 which has now _migrated to testing_ (Debian 4.0).

Changed in linux-ntfs:
status: Fix Released → Confirmed
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