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1.42. dosfstools

1.42.1. RHBA-2010:0007: bug fix update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as FASTRACK errata RHBA-2010:0007
An updated dosfstools package that fixes two bugs is now available.
The dosfstools package includes the mkdosfs and dosfsck utilities, which respectively make and check File Allocation Table (FAT) file systems on hard drives or on floppies.
This updated package provides fixes for the following bugs:
* when a FAT file system was created on a device-mapper device, if the drive geometry was not reported correctly to mkdosfs, the command printed it was "unable to get drive geometry" and was using the default drive geometry (255/63) instead. Because of an error, it did not, in fact, do this. Consequently, dosfslabel could not set a label for the newly-created file system. With this update, the error in the mkdosfs command was corrected: when the drive geometry is not correctly reported, mkdosfs now sets the drive geometry to the default values as per its message to STD OUT. Consequently, FAT file systems created with mkdosfs are now correct and dosfslabel can set its label. (BZ#249067)
* although dosfstools contains ELF objects, the dosfstools-debuginfo package was empty. With this update the -debuginfo package contains valid debugging information as expected. (BZ#469842)
All dosfstools users should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.

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