lupin merge progress

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Sat Aug 11 01:13:52 BST 2007

On Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 05:57:48PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> Things that still don't work:
>   * We don't yet have ntfs-3g support, so I've been testing this with an
>     ext3 host filesystem; Phillip is due to be sorting that out soon (so
>     CCing him just so he knows where that work fits in).

Phillip has done his part of this now (thanks!), and I have made some
further changes to fuse and ntfs-3g to add udebs and add initramfs
hooks. I've also written a main inclusion report, which I hope Martin
will have time to review at some point:

Unfortunately I am going to be on holiday all next week, and I have not
had time to do much more than throw all the pieces in and hope they fit;
I haven't had time to do a full system test of the assemblage. Agostino,
would you be able to try all this out and see how well it works for you?

Some minor alternate installer changes (dependencies, modprobing fuse in
the right place, etc.) are needed to make use of this, so it's probably
best to do this in a normal system for now.

> Comments welcome! Is it possible to update lupin to make use of this, as
> we discussed a while back?

Has any more work been done on this, even in a branch? I haven't found

I also noticed that the part of wubi that creates virtual disk files
ought to be able to be removed, since partman-auto-loop is able to do
this. Do you agree?


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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