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#1 2022-03-01 21:09:54

luxintra
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How come Ubuntu can integrate native ZFS support but not Arch?

I understand there is a licensing issue, but why can Ubuntu do it? Currently I am locked out of all my drives because the ZFS-linux-git package is broken or not up to date with latest Arch update. Not being able to access important drives after an Arch update means I can't do any work until it's sorted, which can take days.

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#2 2022-03-01 21:12:32

Slithery
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Re: How come Ubuntu can integrate native ZFS support but not Arch?

Probably because Canonical have plenty of lawyers ready for if Sun/Oracle do decide to take them to court. Arch doesn't.
Also Arch is rolling-release so tries to release new kernels ASAP. Having to wait until ZFS was compatible would hold up this process.


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#3 2022-03-01 21:31:01

luxintra
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Re: How come Ubuntu can integrate native ZFS support but not Arch?

Is it possible for me to know if ZFS package is compatible before I run an Arch update?

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#4 2022-03-01 22:03:02

seth
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Re: How come Ubuntu can integrate native ZFS support but not Arch?

Use the versioned, non-git package, then ignore the kernel package until there's a matching update for the zfs module package.

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#5 2022-03-02 00:45:20

luxintra
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Re: How come Ubuntu can integrate native ZFS support but not Arch?

Oh I see. Thank you

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