NTFS filesystem features -> WONTFIX?

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 16:56:41 CDT 2009

On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 4:51 PM, James McKenzie
<jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Austin English wrote:
>> See http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17938 for background.
> Sent reply direct to Austin.  This may be outside of Wine's control due
> to flaky NTFS support by some Linux distributions.
> James McKenzie

No, it's unrelated.

Previously, we reported the file system type to be NTFS for hard disk
mounts. Now we report the file system to be UNIXFS, because, e.g., the
.Net 2.0 installer tries to do NTFS specific stuff on the disk, and
with UNIXFS (which it doesn't recognize), it doesn't. The problem is
some other apps DEPEND on seeing NTFS to work, e.g., Total War
(downloading the demo now to test), and in the case of this bug, DVD
Shrink. It's not using any NTFS specific features, and it's not using
a 'real' NTFS mount through NTFS-3G.


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