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Gparted 0.5.1, e2fsprogs 1.41.10

February 28, 2010 — BarryK
Quirky 006 has Gparted 0.4.5 and e2fsprogs 1.40.2. That version of e2fsprogs is too old. Gparted has a couple of annoying bugs -- Linux swap partitions are not recognised, and if a partition is chosen to be formated as fat16 it is actually formated as fat32.

I have compiled the latest Gparted and now Linux swap partitions are properly recognised. Don't know about the fat16/32 problem yet, but presume that also is fixed.


the date

Re the date
Username: BarryK
"Yeah, it's a bug in the Perl script. The author of PPLOG is not active right now, and my knowledge of Perl is about zero. If anyone reading this knows some Perl and might feel like fixing this bug, the latest PPLOG script is here: Note that our script has some bug fixes relative to the latest official release from the PPLOG author.

gparted -Os, non-pic
Username: technosaurus
"I compiled this one down to a 635kb pet including static *mm AND static libparted - saves ~1MB total (the binaries that come with parted are rarely used and can be a pet) (the major difference was from using -Os and non-pic static *mm and parted libs via the -fno-PIC and -fno-pic CFLAGS ... even used find+sed to make sure the build process didn't add -fPIC after the CFLAGS) (but needs updated glib here:) I don't know that the updated glib is required at compile time - I have had to update it for webkit and others though.

Bigger Gparted
Username: BarryK
"My Gparted is bigger, the PET is 963KB. It is linked dynamically with parted libs. I have always had in the back of my mind that one day we would write our own GUI app to replace Gparted, that is, write a frontend for the cli 'parted' and the e2fsprogs and ntfsprogs utilities. It is do-able, just that none of us have got onto doing it. Our usual Ash/Bash with gtkdialog would be up to it. Yes, I could go those extra steps that you have done to bring down the size.

Tags: quirky