makefs - create a cd9660 or ffs filesystem image from a directory tree

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Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename makefs_20190105-1_i386.deb
Package name makefs
Package version 20190105
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category admin::boot admin::filesystem admin::install devel::lang:c devel::library devel::packaging implemented-in::c interface::commandline made-of::man otherosfs role::devel-lib role::documentation role::program scope::utility suite::bsd use::compressing use::converting use::storing works-with-format::iso9660 works-with::archive
License -
Maintainer GNU/kFreeBSD Maintainers <>
Download size 69.92 KB
Installed size 169.00 KB
NetBSD® makefs(8) creates a filesystem image from a directory tree
without the need for superuser privileges. The MirBSD version fixes
ECMA 119, SUSP and RRIP (Rock Ridge) compliance and adds features.
Supported target filesystem types are:
cd9660   ISO 9660 (ECMA 119) compatible filesystem images, with
Rock Ridge, El Torito, and other features
ffs      4.2FFS, the BSD Fast Filesystem, also known as UFS1;
UFS2 (with "-o version=2")
The images created can be of a fixed (predefined) size, given on the
command line, or sized automatically. Permission bits are taken from
the source directory tree but may be overridden using an mtree file.
This utility does not currently support Large Files (2 GiB or more).


Package Version Architecture Repository
makefs_20190105-1_amd64.deb 20190105 amd64 Debian Main
makefs - - -


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libc6 >= 2.8


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Binary Package makefs_20190105-1_i386.deb
Source Package makefs

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install makefs deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install makefs




2019-01-05 - Thorsten Glaser <>
makefs (20190105-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
* Update to latest version from MirBSD, merges all Debian patches
- Remove libbsd dependency, now unusable
* Bump debhelper to 12, Policy 4.3.0 (no changes)
2018-12-09 - James Clarke <>
makefs (20100306-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* Convert to standard patches-unapplied format
* Fix FTBFS with glibc 2.28 (Closes: #916004)
* Switch from transitional pmake to bmake
* Bump debhelper compat level to 11
* debian/rules: Use dh sequencer and modernise
* debian/control:
- Update Vcs-* to point to salsa
- Bump Standards-Version to 4.2.1; no changes needed
- Add Rules-Requires-Root: no
- Run wrap-and-sort -ast
- Add myself to Uploaders
2015-11-11 - Steven Chamberlain <>
makefs (20100306-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* New maintainer: GNU/kFreeBSD Maintainers. (Closes: #764399)
* Add myself to Uploaders.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6;  no change needed.
* Implement -T maximum-time argument, to clamp superblock and
file timestamps to a given Epoch time, for reproducibility.
2014-10-07 - Thorsten Glaser <>
makefs (20100306-5) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Orphan the package.
2014-07-08 - Thorsten Glaser <>
makefs (20100306-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Use __…__ around GCC __attribute__s
* debian/control: Move VCS-* fields to Alioth collab-maint git
* Remove now-useless RCS IDs
* Bump Policy version
* Update debian/copyright file
2012-04-30 - Thorsten Glaser <>
makefs (20100306-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Use debian/source/format 3.0 (quilt) with local single-debian-patch
* Work with prospective libbsd 0.4.0 (Closes: #670183)
* Clean up packaging; disable some gcc warnings for now
2012-03-25 - Thorsten Glaser <>
makefs (20100306-2) unstable; urgency=low
* makefs can do Multi-Arch: foreign as requested by vorlon
* Add build-{arch,indep} targets (as alias to build)
* debian/rules: cleanup (remove install/check, dh_installdirs)
* Mention lack of Large File Support as a FIXME
* Policy 3.9.3, no relevant changes
* debian/rules: modernise; enable +all hardening and --as-needed
* Use DEB_HOST_ARCH_OS to check whether we’re compiling for Hurd
* Attempt to use Link-Time Optimisation
2010-03-07 - Thorsten Glaser <>
makefs (20100306-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump Standards-Version, no relevant change
* debian/source/format: Enforce "1.0" manually, for now
* debian/control: Remove DMUA, I'm a DD now
* New upstream version, with the following change summary:
- sync with NetBSD® upstream, gives us minor bugfixes and
support for the Acorn Archimedes (untested)
- support setting the {creation,modification,effective,expiry}
date; GNU GRUB 2 uses mtime for “UUID”s…
- add boot-info-table (J�rg compatible) support
- get rid of MAXPATHLEN and PATH_MAX; avoid DEV_BSIZE
* On Hurd, create an empty <sys/mount.h> (Closes: #562297)
2009-12-15 - Thorsten Glaser <>
makefs (20091122-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release, summary of changes:
- Fixes to the bundled manual pages (e.g. - → \-)
* Add README.Debian containing some notes on this programme
2009-09-26 - Thorsten Glaser <>
makefs (20090808-2) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules: provide __RCSID if libbsd (< 0.1.3) doesn’t, helps
backports and avr32; Closes: #547399
* remove lintian overrides no longer necessary
* bump Standards-Version 3.8.2 -> 3.8.3, no relevant changes

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