Package Details: ltfs

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Package Base: ltfs
Description: Linear Tape File System
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Licenses: BSD
Submitter: None
Maintainer: RecursiveG
Last Packager: RecursiveG
Votes: 3
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2016-02-22 19:19 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-02-19 16:15 (UTC)

Latest Comments

typecasto commented on 2022-11-04 00:07 (UTC) (edited on 2022-11-04 00:07 (UTC) by typecasto)

net-snmp is listed in makedepends, but ltfs errors with missing shared library if it's not installed, so it should probably be in depends instead.

sardaukar commented on 2021-03-26 14:24 (UTC)

For people having difficulty building this recently, see

c4pote commented on 2020-10-22 08:29 (UTC)

LinearTapeFileSystem seems to support quantum in the meanwhile. I can confirm, and please anyone with a quantum drive, please can you also confirm? See this issue on github:

c4pote commented on 2020-10-20 05:50 (UTC)

Here is a discussion (bug report) i started in the IBM repo. There is a lot of info inside, and we at least have product/vendor ids added now. Would be amazing if anyone could test with quantum drive.

jaylectric commented on 2020-10-06 03:44 (UTC) (edited on 2020-10-06 03:58 (UTC) by jaylectric)

I have a working PKGBUILD for the IBM repo, pinned to the most recent tag. It relies on a hack that I'm not comfortable with, linking /usr/include/linux/sysctl.h to /usr/include/sys/sysctl.h.

If someone could build following these steps:

  • Clone the IBM repo
  • In the repo root, run ./ followed by
./configure \
    --prefix=/usr \
    --sbindir=/usr/bin \
    --sysconfdir=/etc \
  • Finally, call make

I expect you to get an error about sys/sysctl.h not being found at this point.

  • Make the symlink I mentioned above: sudo ln -sv /usr/include/linux/sysctl.h /usr/include/sys/sysctl.h, then call make clean and retry the steps above.

I haven't committed this workaround yet because I need to know that it works but I don't actually use this filesystem and have no way to test that it works. I find it a bit odd that there is not an already an issue logged about this error and I'm not able to find much about the error by googling except that "sys/sysctl.h" is deprecated! If someone can reproduce my error, I will log the issue upstream.

I am more that happy to continue maintenance on the package, but if there is someone out there who actually does use it and wants to take on maintenance, I will disown the package.

c4pote commented on 2020-10-04 14:09 (UTC)

can't we possibly switch to this source and repo?

c4pote commented on 2020-10-04 08:20 (UTC)

As of today the source is offline from quantum. I tweeted them, you can follow the status here:

daimh commented on 2019-07-16 13:09 (UTC)

==> Entering fakeroot environment... fakeroot: FAKEROOTKEY set to 836584074 fakeroot: nested operation not yet supported