Is there system-config-lvm for Debian 10?

Getting your soundcard to work, using Debian on non-i386 hardware, etc

Is there system-config-lvm for Debian 10?

Postby 4joeyirosh1 » 2019-07-11 18:57

Hi!I have upgraded from Debian 9.9 Stretch to Debian 10 Buster 64 bit.

I have always used system-config-lvm to graphically manage my logical volumes since Debian 8.When I tried to launch the system-config-lvm from Debian Buster,the dialog box for putting password froze and no GUI window for managing logical volumes is launched.

I uninstalled the system-config-lvm package so as to attempt to reinstall it but during installation the package cannot be found as below

Code: Select all
#apt-get install system-config-lvm
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package system-config-lvm


Thus is there a system-config-lvm for Debian 10 or how else can I manage logical volumes in Buster?
4joeyirosh1
 
Posts: 64
Joined: 2016-09-11 18:04

Re: Is there system-config-lvm for Debian 10?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2019-07-11 23:07

It doesn't look like that package is available for Debian Buster:
https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=system-config-lvm
Package system-config-lvm

jessie (oldoldstable) (admin): utility for graphically configuring Logical Volumes
1.1.18-1: all
stretch (oldstable) (admin): utility for graphically configuring Logical Volumes
1.1.18-3: all

Nothing shows for Buster.
how else can I manage logical volumes in Buster?

Use the commands available (CLI) they are shown here:
https://wiki.debian.org/LVM
There is a in depth guide here:
https://www.howtoforge.com/linux_lvm
User avatar
GarryRicketson
 
Posts: 5867
Joined: 2015-01-20 22:16
Location: Durango, Mexico

Re: Is there system-config-lvm for Debian 10?

Postby 4joeyirosh1 » 2019-07-12 17:57

GarryRicketson wrote:It doesn't look like that package is available for Debian Buster:
https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=system-config-lvm
Package system-config-lvm

jessie (oldoldstable) (admin): utility for graphically configuring Logical Volumes
1.1.18-1: all
stretch (oldstable) (admin): utility for graphically configuring Logical Volumes
1.1.18-3: all

Nothing shows for Buster.
how else can I manage logical volumes in Buster?

Use the commands available (CLI) they are shown here:
https://wiki.debian.org/LVM
There is a in depth guide here:
https://www.howtoforge.com/linux_lvm



Though I can use CLI,I prefer the simplicity and safety of GUI to avoid any risks and mistakes that could cause data loss.

Its surprising that the latest Debian Version doesnt have system-config-lvm.Is it a Debian Community/Developers decision to abandon system-config-lvm or will they create it later or produce another GUI LVM tool?
4joeyirosh1
 
Posts: 64
Joined: 2016-09-11 18:04

Re: Is there system-config-lvm for Debian 10?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2019-07-12 19:32

I don't know really, there are mailing lists you could join , and ask them why. A little search foo to find the correct list. copy /paste into your favourite search engine:
Code: Select all
How to contact Debian developers 
, if you don't know which mailing lists.
Its surprising that the latest Debian Version doesnt have system-config-lvm

Not really surprising, they almost abandoned , or did not include "synaptic package manager" as well, but some of the package maintainers managed to solve the problem, and the package was excepted in the last weeks, during the freeze.
Using the same keywords as your question :
Code: Select all
.Is it a Debian Community/Developers decision to abandon system-config-lvm 

I see this:https://askubuntu.com/questions/968297/is-there-a-new-gui-for-lvm
system-config-lvm is outdated and can't manage some new features of LVM (as reported by itself) so don't bother trying to install it.

To me, it is not that important, I generally don't use GUI's any way, if it is important to you, I am sure you can find more information, but really I don't have the time or interest to keep doing these searches for you. Maybe someone else here has more info, sorry I am not of more help.
User avatar
GarryRicketson
 
Posts: 5867
Joined: 2015-01-20 22:16
Location: Durango, Mexico


Return to Hardware

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

fashionable