Please clarify Description for libntfs-gnomevfs to note that libntfs-3g23 + gvfs-fuse are preferred/supported

Bug #1610 reported by Michael R. Head
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linux-ntfs (Baltix)
linux-ntfs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I was hoping this package would give me full access to my ntfs partition via nautilus, but I can't figure out how it is supposed to work. There is no readme in /usr/share/doc/libntfs-gnomevfs and nothing obvious seems to work. There is no /etc/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules/ntfs-module.conf file, so I doubt this package could work at all.

Any enlightenments?


Changed in linux-ntfs:
assignee: nobody → motu
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Martin Bergner (martin-bergner) wrote :

Hi, you should have a look at

Is this still a problem with Ubuntu Dapper?

Changed in linux-ntfs:
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
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Michael R. Head (burner) wrote :

Yes, it's still a problem. The manpages are also woefully out of date and reference programs such as test-xfer that are long gone. I wanted to simply access the data on the drive using nautilus or even gnomevfs-ls and friends.

I'm happy to use fuse, but I believe if a package is in the archive, it should do something!

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Michael R. Head (burner) wrote :

I think libntfs-gnomevfs might as well be dumped from the archive since it really doesn't provide anything aside from confusion on the part of anyone that might install it.

Changed in linux-ntfs:
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
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Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

The migration to gvfs obviates this package; we should add a note to its Description in debian/control to note as much.

Changed in linux-ntfs:
importance: Medium → Wishlist
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