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Old 04-14-2003, 10:33 AM   #1
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Question How to use "Defrag"?


I downloaded a drfrag.tar.gz file, after unzip it I have the files below:

buffers.c
BUGS
ChangeLog
CHANGES
defrag.8
defrag.c
defrag.h
defrag.txt
display.c
display.h
display-plain.c
e2dump.c
ext2.c
ext2.h
ext.c
ext.h
frag.8
frag.c
INSTALL
llseek.c
Makefile
minix.c
minix.h
misc.c
mkilist.sample*
NEWS
README
terminfo/
types.h
xdump.c
xia.c
xia.h


What to do next ?
 
Old 04-14-2003, 10:37 AM   #2
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Hopefully, just type 'make'. Though it would be a good idea to read the README file first to see if any specific compile options are needed.
 
Old 04-14-2003, 11:46 AM   #3
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You appear to have a INSTALL and a README file listed, read those, they will tell you how to proceed to install this program.

But if this is some sort of defrag for Linux, I really find it not useful as the Linux filesystem rarely needs to be defragged as it won't get fragmented like a Windows Filesystem.. I truly believe your just wasting your time and space installing this program.
 
Old 04-14-2003, 11:49 AM   #4
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Isn't defrag for fat and fat32 (Windows 9X) filesystems?
 
Old 04-14-2003, 12:48 PM   #5
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Lightbulb check here

yes. other operating systems have defrag.
linux journalized file systems do not really
require defrag. but there are products out
there which can defrag linux partitions. try
this app for instance. and this thread..
 
Old 04-14-2003, 11:05 PM   #6
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strange that the readme file does not contain instruction to install defrag.
and the make and install files are not shellscript.

how to compile the file *.c ?
 
Old 04-14-2003, 11:34 PM   #7
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the makefile isn't a shellscript, just type make and your compiler should do the rest
 
Old 04-15-2003, 07:45 AM   #8
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The INSTALL file should be a text file giving the install instructions.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 07:56 AM   #9
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and perhaps it is a version of defrag that runs in linux, but which acts on fat* filesystems, without you having to boot into some windows or other to do the defrag. is this the case?
 
Old 04-15-2003, 08:07 AM   #10
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and perhaps it is a version of defrag that runs in linux, but which acts on fat* filesystems, without you having to boot into some windows or other to do the defrag. is this the case?
I can't really see the point to this, if your not booting into windows then it's not fragging itself to death, and if you do boot windows then it has defrag already. This is like virus scanners for linux, they are designed to prop up anti-virus vendors buisness model and nothing else.
 
  


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