[ITP] util-linux

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Mar 7 09:24:00 GMT 2006

On Mar  6 20:48, Yaakov S (Cygwin Ports) wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >Well, call it objections... I can't quite see the benfit of mkswap and
> >the fsck resp. mkfs backends in the Cygwin distro.  You know what will
> >happen, don't you?  We have already people once in a while asking if
> >Cygwin can access, say, ext2 filesystems, but these tools add a new type
> >of confusion, along the lines of "I created a swap (bfs, minix)
> >partition but I can't mount it in Cygwin.  Cygwin is bOrked." Do we
> >really want that?
> I hear your point, but how much must we oversimplify things for those 
> end-users that don't know what their doing?  We already have e2fsprogs; 
> did that contribute to this problem, or is it just that people always 
> think Cygwin can do everything that Linux can (don't we wish!)?

Maybe.  I forgot about e2fsprogs.  Oh well, if it helps anybody...


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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