LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-09-2011, 12:47 PM   #1
qrange
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Distribution: Debian stable, amd64
Posts: 814

Rep: Reputation: 32
ntfs-3g vs ntfsprogs


well, which one are we supposed to use? there is a conflict.
 
Old 07-09-2011, 01:19 PM   #2
michaelk
Moderator
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,716

Rep: Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751
Moved: This thread is more suitable in linux-newbie and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

Have you tried using google?

Basically ntfs-3g is the driver (and ftype used to mount a ntfs partition) and ntfsprogs are a collection of utilities to manipulate the filesystem.

Last edited by michaelk; 07-09-2011 at 01:22 PM.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 07-09-2011, 01:45 PM   #3
qrange
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Location: Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Distribution: Debian stable, amd64
Posts: 814

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 32
then why is there conflict?
google returned this: "..the ntfs-3g package currently conflicts/replaces/provides ntfsprogs."
( http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=627823 )
so they are not so 'independent'.

and it seems to be debian bug, so I believe debian sub forum was the right place.

Last edited by qrange; 07-09-2011 at 01:47 PM.
 
Old 07-09-2011, 02:41 PM   #4
michaelk
Moderator
 
Registered: Aug 2002
Posts: 15,716

Rep: Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751Reputation: 1751
Based on the amount of information provided in your first post ntfs-3g and ntfsprogs are not the same thing and independent of the distribution.

The developers of ntfsprogs and ntfs-3g have merged and so the bug report from what I can conclude was how to setup the packages. The latest ntfsprogs use fuse and AFAIK compatable with ntfs-3g.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ntfsprogs 2.0.0 rpm Ricio Linux - Software 1 08-23-2008 08:21 PM
trying to format ntfs partition using ntfsprogs pkg. mrj Fedora 1 12-16-2007 07:29 AM
in fedora trying to format ntfs partition using ntfsprogs mkntfs mrj Linux - Software 4 12-15-2007 08:44 PM
ntfsprogs AtinLango Linux - Software 1 02-09-2006 08:23 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:46 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration