Tuesday, August 3, 2010

apt-get install zfsutils

Two weeks ago I wrote about how I manage to install ZFS utilities on my Debian GNU/kFreeBSD system. It was a very ugly hack, but things have evolved very positively:

  • The kernel panic problem with ZFS is now fixed
  • I helped porting the ZFS utilities from FreeBSD, and the Debian GNU/kFreeBSD developers were very interested in it, and validated my work. There is now a zfsutils package.

So if you want ZFS support in your Debian GNU/kFreeBSD, now you just need:

apt-get install zfsutils

Enjoy :-)


  1. Aurélien DerouineauAugust 5, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Very nice ! Can't wait until it becomes stable ^^

  2. hi,
    i tried to make install from debian-20090729-kfreebsd-i386-install.iso and then apt-get install zfsutils, but i got and error: internal error: failed to initialize zfs library
    Maybe i have older freebsd kernel, but how can i upgrade it?
    email: jan@panoch.net