Can we get 2009.11.14 version on launchpad?

Asked by Looka on 2009-12-04

Current 4.4 seems very slow, new upstream can only be better, hopefully.

Thank you and regards.

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2010-01-31
Duane Hinnen (duanedesign) said : #1

you could always install it from the source, which you can get at http://www.ntfs-3g.org/

If you wish to install NTFS-3G from the source code then make sure you have installed the basic development tools (gcc compiler, libc-dev libraries). Then type:

    ./configure
    make
    make install # or 'sudo make install' if you aren't root

Vikram Dhillon (dhillon-v10) said : #2

Taking this a step further, you can package it and then host it as a ppa
on launchpad :)

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Regards,
Vikram Dhillon

On Fri, 2009-12-04 at 18:58 +0000, duanedesign wrote:
> Question #92826 on ntfs-3g in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntfs-3g/+question/92826
>
> duanedesign posted a new comment:
> you could always install it from the source, which you can get at
> http://www.ntfs-3g.org/
>
> If you wish to install NTFS-3G from the source code then make sure you
> have installed the basic development tools (gcc compiler, libc-dev
> libraries). Then type:
>
> ./configure
> make
> make install # or 'sudo make install' if you aren't root
>

eval- (eval-) said : #3

I also found 4.4 so slow as to be unusable on Karmic (it took >12hrs to copy 20gig to external ntfs). Compiling 11.14 from source fixed the problem (and compiling 4.4 from source confirmed the problem). It would be very sad if Lucid stuck with 4.4 since this affects so many users, judging from the forums. I described my experience here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1362726

Florin Ganea (florin-ganea) said : #4

I have another problem related to 4.4 - I have a 500GB external drive with one NTFS partition and lots of files.
The security descriptors are scrambled on the free space and the fragmentation is unavoidable.

I tried to use 11.14 compiled with:
./configure --prefix=/usr --with-fuse=external --sysconfdir=/etc
make
sudo checkinstall

Everything fine except that my external drive (auto-mounted using fuse) is read-only.
I have a fixed drive NTFS partition that is mounted (using fstab) correctly.

I tried to compile the AC ntfs-3g sources and I found:
undefined reference to `fuse_reply_bmap'

I have reverted to 4.4 and I am waiting for some inspiration to move on...

eval- (eval-) said : #5

Florin... is your auto-mounted drive ntfs-3g? Some suggest an /sbin/mount.ntfs -> mount.ntfs-3g symlink can help avoid the kernel module ntfs taking over on autoload. Can't say I've tried the AC drivers but with 2009.11.14 and 2010.1.16 I've had no problem, with or without ./configure --with-fuse=external. Is there any reason you can't configure --with-fuse=internal which compiles the provided ntfs-3g fuse-lite? Good luck!

Florin Ganea (florin-ganea) said : #6

Thanks, eval. I dropped any research on that because of limited time.
But...
I just discovered the Debian packages for 2010.1.16:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=560685,
http://people.debian.org/~biebl/ntfs-3g/
For me, it works like a charm (with automount too).
One example: I have some virtual machines on an external drive (500GB/NTFS).
With 4.4 starting such a vm was a nightmare, working with such a vm was impossible.
With this 1.16 they start normally; 100% cpu is gone.

eval- (eval-) said : #7

Yes, I was part of that thread =) Am very glad that debian dev helped out! Hopefully those packages will be included and Lucid won't be so broken for ntfs? If you notice in http://people.debian.org/~biebl/ntfs-3g/ntfs-3g_2010.1.16-0.1_i386.changes they make that /sbin/mount.ntfs to /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g symlink in order to solve the automount default

Zeus (zeus-jay) said : #8

I just noticed they have release a new stable version....2010.3.6. I installed from source in lucid alpha 3 yesterday and all is working well.

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