mkfs.ntfs is missing from package

Bug #1148541 reported by Clay Weber on 2013-03-06
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This bug affects 33 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ntfs-3g (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

After ntfs-3g was upgraded to 2013.1.13-1+0ubuntu2, mkfs.ntfs is missing.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: ntfs-3g 1:2013.1.13-1+0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-10.19-generic 3.8.2
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-10-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.9-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Mar 5 23:34:49 2013
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: ntfs-3g
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Clay Weber (claydoh) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ntfs-3g (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sam Rog (samrog131) wrote :

The symlink to the mkntfs is wrong.

At here:

:~$ locate mkfs.ntfs
/sbin/mkfs.ntfs
/usr/share/man/man8/mkfs.ntfs.8.gz

:~$ ls -l /sbin/mkfs.ntfs
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Feb 25 15:52 /sbin/mkfs.ntfs -> /usr/sbin/mkntfs

:~$ ls -l /usr/sbin/mkntfs
ls: cannot access /usr/sbin/mkntfs: No such file or directory

:~$ locate mkntfs
/sbin/mkntfs
/usr/share/man/man8/mkntfs.8.gz

If I replace the old link with the /sbin/mkfs.ntfs -> /sbin/mkntfs then the ntfs is working.

iamtsb (tsbartle) wrote :

Remove the current symlink:

~ $ sudo rm -f /sbin/mkfs.ntfs

Then create the correct link as described by Sam:

~ $ sudo ln -s /sbin/mkntfs /sbin/mkfs.ntfs

Faster will be this:
$ sudo ln -sf /sbin/mkntfs /sbin/mkfs.ntfs

Still present and it also makes partition manager useless when formatting in NTFS (USB sticks and whatever)...

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