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    Phoronix: NTFS-3G Merges With NTFSprogs, Plus New Version

    The NTFS-3G project, which provides a file-system driver with read/write support for Microsoft's NTFS file-system on Linux, has merged with ntfsprogs. The ntfsprogs package provides various utilities for the Linux NTFS file-system like mkntfs, ntfsclone, ntfsundelete, and ntfsdefrag. Merging NTFS-3G and ntfsprogs was the logical move and now there's a stable release of the merged software: ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTMxNQ

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    Can't remember when I last thought about NTFS support. For the past years with mainstreams distributions, it just worked (TM).

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    • #3
      You usally see no huge problems with older version when you just access a few files. When you copy several gigabytes of data and compare the speed then you will see definitely differences. I usually try to use current versions of ntfs-3g for Kanotix (definitely newer compared to U/D). This time the packageing seems to be more tricky, best would be if the original maintainer would update it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by d2kx View Post
        Can't remember when I last thought about NTFS support. For the past years with mainstreams distributions, it just worked (TM).
        Same here, oh how I used to hate having to install a stupid extra external module in Redhat just to get even read support of NTFS.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by phoronix
          ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs-2011.4.12
          My, that's quite a mouthful! How about ntfsprogs-3g, or nixtfs (a portmanteau of "NIX" and "ntfs"), or something else a bit shorter? :P

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          • #6
            Originally posted by allquixotic View Post
            My, that's quite a mouthful! How about ntfsprogs-3g, or nixtfs (a portmanteau of "NIX" and "ntfs"), or something else a bit shorter? :P
            They could have just called it NTFSprogs and made life for people easier.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by deanjo View Post
              Same here, oh how I used to hate having to install a stupid extra external module in Redhat just to get even read support of NTFS.
              Yeah, but be honest, if you are using Red Hat you don't need NTFS support because you're migrating from UNIX.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
                Yeah, but be honest, if you are using Red Hat you don't need NTFS support because you're migrating from UNIX.
                Not really, that was the days before even Fedora existed and Red Hat wasn't just an enterprise solution.

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                • #9
                  I also don't miss having to manually compile and install alsa support from those days.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
                    Not really, that was the days before even Fedora existed and Red Hat wasn't just an enterprise solution.
                    Red Hat has its reason to avoid shipping it. However EPEL project does include ntfs-3g and it is quite a popular repository

                    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL

                    I wouldn't use EL without it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
                      Red Hat has its reason to avoid shipping it. However EPEL project does include ntfs-3g and it is quite a popular repository

                      http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL

                      I wouldn't use EL without it.
                      Truthfully don't care what ever the reason was. It was still a pain in the ass.

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                      • #12
                        It was a big enough pain in the ass that it caused me to switch back to SuSE way back then and stay with SuSE.

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                        • #13
                          NTFS-3G and EPEL

                          Regardless of whether individual users care about it or not, it is reality just as much as EL doesn't include MP3 codecs or a dvd player or whatever. Either there are legal issues or there isn't enough customer demand to justify inclusion or any number of other reasons.

                          All I can say is that if you are a EL user who falls into the category of people who need ntfs access, you probably want to take advantage of a ready to use repo like EPEL. Other than ntfs-3g, that repo provides quite a number of packages which are useful. The following is certainly far more trivial than switching distros.

                          yum install http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...5-4.noarch.rpm
                          yum install ntfs-3g

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
                            Other than ntfs-3g, that repo provides quite a number of packages which are useful. The following is certainly far more trivial than switching distros.

                            yum install http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...5-4.noarch.rpm
                            yum install ntfs-3g
                            Just using another distro doesn't even require that. IIRC RH 7 didn't even use yum in those days.

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                            • #15
                              Red Hat Linux 7 hasn't been relevant for years and years now. If we go back far enough, we can find Red Hat Linux without RPM as well. I was talking about current distros. If you are a person willing to switch distros rather than run a couple of commands, be my guest and have fun!

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