Package Details: zfs-utils 2.2.3-1

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Package Base: zfs-utils
Description: Userspace utilities for the Zettabyte File System.
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Licenses: CDDL
Submitter: eschwartz
Maintainer: kstolp
Last Packager: kstolp
Votes: 56
Popularity: 0.085995
First Submitted: 2018-10-28 22:49 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2024-02-23 11:27 (UTC)

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eschwartz commented on 2020-12-27 22:43 (UTC)


This package doesn't support people who have failed to read the wiki page, or cannot interpret error messages.

eschwartz commented on 2019-10-16 03:49 (UTC)

aarch64 is not an officially supported architecture for this PKGBUILD, since I don't exactly test it on such architectures. It failing to work is therefore not very surprising.

I guess you can do any necessary followup in that upstream bug report, hopefully upstream can get it into a state of "working out of the box" so that makepkg --ignorearch works. But I'm not investing any of my own time in this...

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air-g4p commented on 2024-03-12 04:59 (UTC)

@darkbasic - thanks for your heads up. I read the github link and your post. Haven't run into any 6.8 zfs problems yet (only been a day), but I don't run Docker or Steam.

Noted on your 15931 backport. Please let me know when you believe a future PKGBUILD is good to go!


darkbasic commented on 2024-03-11 20:19 (UTC)

@air-g4p Btw I highly suggest you to NOT use kernel 6.8 with zfs yet:

I've backported in my own tree but I won't release it in a public PKGBUILD until it reaches master.

air-g4p commented on 2024-03-11 17:31 (UTC)

@darkbasic - Glad you are watching carefully. When we inexorably transition to the 6.9-x kernels, I would be happy to test your proposed PKGBUILD.

Please let me know when available.


darkbasic commented on 2024-03-11 09:39 (UTC)

Good news: zfs-utils installed and operates correctly against the 6.8.0 linux and -zen kernels released today, 11 March!

6.8 compat patches made their way into the 2.2.3-staging branch just days before the 2.2.3 release, but it's a rare occurrence. Most likely by the time 6.9 stable gets released there won't by any support in any released version. I'd like to add official patches to the PKGBUILD to remedy that but the current maintainers are against it, so I'm going to create my own package. Stay tuned if you are interested.

air-g4p commented on 2024-03-11 09:30 (UTC)

Good news: zfs-utils installed and operates correctly against the 6.8.0 linux and -zen kernels released today, 11 March!


kstolp commented on 2023-11-28 21:59 (UTC)

I've just added the patch for the file corruption issue.

dhathaway commented on 2023-11-15 16:07 (UTC)


I posted this in zfs-dkms, but it seems this is a zfs-utils issue. I was told libzfs is owned by zfs-utils.

I froze my kernal at 6.4.12-arch1-1 and had zfs 2.2.0 running since it came out.

Yesterday, my power went out, and when the machine came back on, my zfs pool wasn't mounted. I used:

sudo zpool import -a -d (etc)

I receive:

Failed to initialize the libzfs library

I get the same error with zfs set.

I rebuilt the zfs-dkms and zfs-utils packages and reinstalled, with the same result.

What is the solution?

ed209 commented on 2023-10-18 02:54 (UTC)

The PKGBUILD uses --libexecdir=/usr/lib/zfs which leads to files installed in the directory /usr/lib/zfs/zfs instead of /usr/lib/zfs. This can be avoided by using --libexecdir=/usr/lib, which is also what does.

libexecdir is only used to set zfsexecdir to ${libexecdir}/zfs. I couldn't find any other uses in the source code.

kstolp commented on 2023-09-28 13:42 (UTC)

@gromit Yes, I am aware. I noticed it immediately after I pushed, so it was too late.

gromit commented on 2023-09-28 09:25 (UTC)

Hey @kstolp, you forgot to reset pkgrel to 1 for this release :)

I just noticed because I had already updated the package locally ^^