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    1 dosfstools consists of the programs mkfs.fat, fsck.fat and fatlabel to create,
    2 check and label file systems of the FAT family.  The dosfstools are licensed
    3 under the GNU GPL version 3 or later. See the file COPYING for details.
    6 ### Build Requirements
    8 The test suite requires the tool xxd (available as part of the vim
    9 distribution).
   12 ### Installing
   14 dosfstools are built using an autoconf/automake system, so the standard method
   15 applies:
   17   ./configure
   18   make
   19   make install
   21 You need to have superuser privileges in order to install into the standard
   22 system wide locations.
   24 The ./configure script has an option --enable-compat-symlinks that will
   25 configure the build to symlink older names of the tools to the current ones on
   26 installation. These are dosfsck, fsck.msdos and fsck.vfat for fsck.fat, mkdosfs,
   27 mkfs.msdos and mkfs.vfat for mkfs.fat and dosfslabel for fatlabel.
   30 ### Running the test suite
   32 The test suite can be run with "make check" after configuring. Note that if
   33 xxd isn't available, all tests will be skipped and nothing actually tested.
   35 During the tests temporary files of multiple GB in size will be created, but the
   36 actual data content is not more than a few MB. The operating system and the
   37 filesystem the tests are executed on should support sparse files, otherwise the
   38 tests will be resource intensive.
   41 ### Building from the VCS repository
   43 If you are working directly from a git clone of the official dosfstools
   44 repository, you will find that you can not run "./configure" straight away
   45 because it, like other autogenerated files for the build system, is not included
   46 in the repository.
   48 First, autoconf, automake and gettext have to be installed.  Then you can run
   49 "./autogen.sh" to generate all the required files.