sysutils/gpart: deprecated port, anyone interested?

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at
Wed Mar 16 19:00:27 UTC 2011

On 16.03.2011 18:54 (UTC+1), Michal Varga wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-03-16 at 10:36 -0700, Jason Helfman wrote:
>> Whoops :)
>> I ran the base gpart, so not sure if it works, but I suppose it could, just
>> not on my system.
>> [jhelfman at eggman ~/ports/sysutils/gpart]$ sudo /usr/local/sbin/gpart show
>> *** Fatal error: open(show): No such file or directory.
>> -jgh
> gpart (the port, not the base geom tool) doesn't work that way, you're
> still confusing the two. sysutils/gpart is a tool for rebuilding broken
> partitions, so the parameter you're looking for is a device name, not
> "show" (what the error message basically told you).

gpart in sysutils/gpart stands for 'guess partitions'. Its an old, but 
very useful tool for repairing partitions. Unfortunately it does not 
work on amd64.

If someone is willing to update the port: I have an original tarball 
'gpart-0.1h.tar.gz'. It would need a new home ;-)

#cat pkg-descr
A port of a tool which tries to guess the primary partition table of a 
PC-type hard disk in case the primary partition table in sector 0 is 
damaged, incorrect or deleted. The guessed table can be written to a 
file or device.
Supported (guessable) filesystem or partition types: DOS/Windows FAT, 
Linux ext2 and swap, OS/2 HPFS, Windows NTFS, FreeBSD and Solaris/x86 
disklabels, Minix FS, Reiser FS

Rainer Hurling

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