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FS#72629 - [exfat-utils] drop package

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by nl6720 (nl6720) - Thursday, 04 November 2021, 14:30 GMT
Last edited by Robin Broda (coderobe) - Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 16:42 GMT
Task Type General Gripe
Category Packages
Status Assigned
Assigned To Caleb Maclennan (alerque)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 2
Private No


The FUSE driver is only useful for kernels < 5.4 and Arch does not officially support any such kernel. For userspace utilities, there is exfatprogs which already provides "exfat-utils".
Since the package is currently an "orphan", there may not be any need to keep it in the official repos.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
* config and/or log files etc.
* link to upstream bug report, if any
exfatprogs 1.1.2-1

Steps to reproduce:
$ pacman -Si exfat-utils
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Comment by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Thursday, 04 November 2021, 17:32 GMT
It will need to be removed from libguestfs dependencies first
Comment by Robin Broda (coderobe) - Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 15:40 GMT
it has now been dropped from libguestfs
Comment by Caleb Maclennan (alerque) - Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 16:40 GMT
I adopted exfat-utils a while back just so somebody would get notifications about it. I see I still have it on a few systems as well, but given that even the kernels used by the Alarm project on legacy Rasberry Pi boards are now at 5.10, it might indeed be time to drop the fuse exfat stuff from the repos altogether. I'll be happy to facilitate that when we're sure that's what should happen.

I do wonder ... is this a clear-cut enough migration to use replaces=() on?