Use ntfsprogs v.2.0.0 for operating with NTFS volumes

Registered by Andrey Zhekov on 2007-10-29

"Directory index handling code was merged from ntfs-3g to libntfs. It was the only missing part for full basic read/write in ntfsmount." .The new mounting utility from ntfsprogs v.2.0.0 supports resizing of MS Vista's volumes and reading encrypted files (having the proper keys).

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There currently is what appears to be bad blood going on between the two main ntfs projects.

See:
http://forum.linux-ntfs.org/viewtopic.php?p=2558

and

http://www.nabble.com/Important:-ntfsprogs-2.0.0-quick-fix-t4612558.html

Hopefully both parties can work together. Definitely appears that for the time being v2.0.0 needs patching and more testing before it should be considered for inclusion.

MarceloAtie:
Lets use it only in Hardy+1
and only if ntfsprogs was stable

(?)

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