I owe a couple leftover posts to severe network issues last weekend, so here are a couple of extras for today:
It’s unusual for me to find software that’s not in Arch/AUR and not in Debian, but is packaged in another distro.
giis is an undelete tool specific to ext2 and ext3, but with a spinoff version for ext4. As best I can tell, giis doesn’t handle anything outside of those three filesystems. That’s not uncommon for what I can tell though; I have yet to run into a universal undeleter for Linux. 🙄
At this point, I have to make a disclaimer: I couldn’t get giis to run fully under Arch. Nine times out of ten, that’s because I’ve done something wrong, so don’t blame giis for that.
I got as far as the startup menu, but most options insisted I install giis (which I thought I had) or spat out errors (which suggests I misconfigured it).
And knowing that it’s packaged in Fedora, and has won a few application awards, I have a strong feeling I set it up wrong.
So I will give giis the benefit of the doubt, and say it’s my error that’s keeping it from running on my system. If you’re a Fedora user, please give it a turn and tell me how it worked.