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Re: [opensuse] Mailinglist changes going forward - reiserfs
On Thursday, 14 June 2018 20:24:11 ACST, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2018-06-14 12:03, Simon Lees wrote:

On 14/06/18 18:22, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2018-06-14 03:25, Simon Lees wrote: ...

Ok well that still wasn't a decision of the openSUSE project, that was a
decision that the yast developers didn't want to / have time to / have a
business case to add reiserfs support to the new yast storage module,
yast is open source if a developer was passionate enough about adding it
they may well accept contributions in this area.

No, you still misunderstand. There is no need at all to add reiserfs
support to yast.

Instead, they added a check to refuse upgrading at all, instead of just
ignoring the entry in fstab.

I have a multiboot system, and there are old installs in the disks that
were done back in the day using reiserfs, not affecting the system that
was being upgraded this time. The only thing that is needed is for fstab
to be left as is, and just show a warning that YaST does not support

I upgraded the system with zypper dup instead to 15.0, which uses the
reiserfs partitions just fine.

Yes but they still need to do something even if it is showing there is
an unknown / unsupported filesystem, otherwise if they just completely
skip the entry people will complain that yast can't find there disk etc,
what if someone wanted to take that disk wipe it and use it for an
install? or install openSUSE on a xfs partition thats on the same disk
as a reiserfs partition? The point is they need to do something and the
simplest something that's less likely to introduce bugs is to just abort
because it is too hard and they are trying to do something yast doesn't

Given that the storage system is new, maybe they just haven't had time
to add support and maybe if there is enough demand they will add it in
the future or maybe someone else who cares enough to fix it will. But
these are things that can only be addressed by talking to the yast
developers rather then the people here.

Simon Lees (Simotek)

Emergency Update Team
SUSE Linux Adelaide Australia, UTC+10:30
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