Gparted is the Gnome Partition Editor, a Gtk 2 GUI for other command line tools that can create, reorganise or delete disk partitions.
This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.10 platform.
Download (HTTP): http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gparted/gparted-0.27.0.tar.gz
Download MD5 sum: 726f539f774b442670028af656f270bd
Download size: 3.2 MB
Estimated disk space required: 66 MB
Estimated build time: 1.1 SBU
Install Gparted by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr \ --disable-doc \ --disable-static && make
This package does not come with a testsuite.
Now, as the
switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.
--disable-doc: This switch
disables building of the optional documentation. Remove it if you
have installed GNOME Doc Utils.
To manipulate file systems Gparted has a run time dependency on various file system tools (you only need to install the tools for file systems you actually use): Hdparm-9.51 (required for optionally displaying serial number device information), e2fsprogs (installed as part of LFS), jfsutils-1.1.15, ntfs-3g-2016.2.22, reiserfsprogs-3.6.25, xfsprogs-4.9.0, btrfs-progs, dosfstools, mtools (required to read and write FAT16/32 volume labels and UUIDs), hfsutils, hfsprogs, nilfs-utils and Reiser4progs.
Root privileges are required to run Gparted. If you wish to run the application from the menu, further applications and configurations are necessary. Examples of applications that may be used: gksu, kdesudo, or xdg-su. Another solution is to use pkexec, from Polkit-0.113, but some configuration is necessary. Another simple solution is ssh-askpass-7.4p1. Below, we describe these two alternatives: "ssh-askpass" and "pkexec".
To optionally use ssh-askpass-7.4p1 if it is installed in
your system, run the following commands as the
cp -v /usr/share/applications/gparted.desktop /usr/share/applications/gparted.desktop.back && sed -i 's/Exec=/Exec=sudo -A /' /usr/share/applications/gparted.desktop
Now, clicking on the menu item for Gparted, a dialog appears on the screen, asking for the administrator password.
Last updated on 2016-11-25 20:45:47 -0600