Bug#994529: exfatprogs: Missing symlink from mkexfatfs -> mkfs.exfat

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Andreas Heinlein

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Sep 17, 2021, 6:20:03 AMSep 17
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Package: exfatprogs
Version: 1.1.0-1
Severity: normal
X-Debbugs-Cc: ahei...@gmx.com

The package is missing a symlink which allows to call mkfs.exfat as mkexfatfs.

At least the GNOME Disk Utility relies on this symlink, which is present in
exfat-utils - it calls mkexfatfs -n <device> when trying to format as exFAT.

Manually creating the symlink helped fix the problem.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 11.0
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (900, 'stable'), (500, 'stable-security')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 5.10.0-8-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU threads)
Kernel taint flags: TAINT_OOT_MODULE, TAINT_UNSIGNED_MODULE
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE not set
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages exfatprogs depends on:
ii libc6 2.31-13

exfatprogs recommends no packages.

exfatprogs suggests no packages.

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Sven Hoexter

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Sep 17, 2021, 8:50:04 AMSep 17
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Hi,
since the parameters are not compatible, changes in the disk utility are unavoidable. The -n you mentioned for setting the label is -L in the exfatprogs implementation.

Regards,
Sven
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