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-0.26.1.tar.gz
Download MD5 sum: b9c5f6b5ffd37400bd4bf5929e9b1781
Download size: 3.2 MB
Estimated disk space required: 104 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-9.48 (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-4.7.0, 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-7.3p1. Below, we describe these two alternatives: "ssh-askpass" and "pkexec".
To optionally use ssh-askpass-7.3p1 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 2016-09-03 20:26:28 -0500