Fedora 17 Update: ntfs-3g-2012.1.15-5.fc17

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-10-17 00:00:33

Name        : ntfs-3g
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 2012.1.15
Release     : 5.fc17
URL         : http://www.ntfs-3g.org/
Summary     : Linux NTFS userspace driver
Description :
NTFS-3G is a stable, open source, GPL licensed, POSIX, read/write NTFS
driver for Linux and many other operating systems. It provides safe
handling of the Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows
Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 NTFS file systems. NTFS-3G can
create, remove, rename, move files, directories, hard links, and streams;
it can read and write normal and transparently compressed files, including
streams and sparse files; it can handle special files like symbolic links,
devices, and FIFOs, ACL, extended attributes; moreover it provides full
file access right and ownership support.

Update Information:

Add improved versioning to ntfsprogs Obsoletes to prevent yum from self-obsoleting ntfsprogs package in every update transaction.
Apply patches to ensure that if Windows 8 leaves an NTFS partition in an unsafe state, Linux will refuse to mount it (if it did, it would lead to data loss).

* Mon Oct 15 2012 Tom Callaway <spot at fedoraproject.org> - 2:2012.1.15-5
- Limit obsoletes to last ntfsprogs-* versions ( < 2.0.0-17 ) to
  minimize yum churn (where it would obsolete itself on every upgrade)
* Thu Oct  4 2012 Tom Callaway <spot at fedoraproject.org> - 2:2012.1.15-4
- add patches from upstream git to add a level of safety in the case where windows 8
  leaves the NTFS filesystem in an unsafe state and Linux access could result in data loss.
  Basically, with these patches, Linux will refuse to mount the ntfs partition. For the details
  refer to: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=859373
* Sun Aug 19 2012 Tom Callaway <spot at fedoraproject.org> - 2:2012.1.15-3
- apply upstream fix for junction points (bz849332)
* Fri Jul 20 2012 Fedora Release Engineering <rel-eng at lists.fedoraproject.org> - 2:2012.1.15-2
- Rebuilt for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_18_Mass_Rebuild

  [ 1 ] Bug #863641 - Avoid uneeded obsoletes ntfsprogs from the said sub-package
  [ 2 ] Bug #859373 - Danger in dual booting Windows 8 and Linux

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update ntfs-3g' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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