Bug#422600: multipath-tools: Please consider advertising kpartx

Ingo Saitz ingo at debian.org
Mon May 7 10:28:51 UTC 2007

Package: multipath-tools
Version: 0.4.7-2+b1
Severity: wishlist

Hash: SHA1

kpartx can be used standalone, e.g. to set up partitions from a backup-image
of a harddisk. I think this is a very useful tool in some cases. But the
description of this package does not give any hint. So please consider
adding at least an extra line to the description.

Since multipath-tools also includes and usually starts a daemon which is
started on boot you should even consider splitting kpartx into a
seperate package. Having an image of a whole disk is IMHO more common
than having a multipath setup.


- -- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (800, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.21-rc7-schwan20070417
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages multipath-tools depends on:
ii  dmsetup                      2:1.02.18-1 The Linux Kernel Device Mapper use
ii  initscripts                  2.86.ds1-38 Scripts for initializing and shutt
ii  libc6                        2.5-5       GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdevmapper1.02.1           2:1.02.18-1 The Linux Kernel Device Mapper use
ii  libncurses5                  5.5-5       Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libreadline5                 5.2-2       GNU readline and history libraries
ii  libsysfs2                    2.1.0-2     interface library to sysfs
ii  udev                         0.105-4     /dev/ and hotplug management daemo

multipath-tools recommends no packages.

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