Can we get ntfs-3g 2010.1.16 in Lucid?

stephan marguet at
Sun Jan 31 10:48:32 UTC 2010

Thanks for the pointer Daniel!

It looks like Michael will help us all out and do a non-maintainer
upgrade to get 2010.1.16 into testing:

Does that mean it will automatically go into Lucid?  Or is there more
work to be done since the package in Ubuntu ends with "-1ubuntu5"  ?


On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 6:54 PM, Daniel Chen <seven.steps at> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 5:24 PM, Jonathon Fernyhough
> <j.fernyhough at> wrote:
>> I'd second this. I've done some (admittedly unscientific) testing
>> running two VirtualBox VMs concurrently off the same NTFS disk*
>> (Karmic and Windows 7 on a Lucid host). With 2009.4.4 there was
>> significant lag; programs and menus took a noticeable time to appear.
>> After updating to 2010.1.16 both are purring along nicely, even when
>> the host has disk activity (such as aptitude installing a kernel
>> update) which previously made a single VM lag.
>> Considering how trivial it was to install from source it can't be
>> difficult to include in Lucid? Or do we need to file a request
>> somewhere?
> There is already
>, so I
> recommend working as quickly and diligently as possible to get it into
> Debian testing.
> Best,
> -Dan
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