I am pleased to announce the release of GNU mtools version 4.0.40

GNU mtools is available for download from
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mtools and the mirror sites worldwide (see
http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html for the list of those).

The sources can be obtained from ftp.gnu.org and its world-wide mirrors:

  http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mtools/mtools-4.0.40.tar.gz    (537K)
  http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mtools/mtools-4.0.40.tar.bz2   (437K)
  http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mtools/mtools-4.0.40.tar.lz    (377K)

The same directory also contains pre-compiled Debian packages.

Mtools is a collection of utilities to access MS-DOS disks from GNU
and Unix without mounting them, to change FAT-specific file attributes
(hidden, archive, system), and to format FAT media.

Mtools supports W32 style long file names, FAT32, OS/2 Xdf disks and
2m disks (store up to 1992k on a high density 3 1/2 disk). Mtools also
includes mpartition, a simple partitioning programing. It is also a
convenient tool to work with disk image files (thanks to the -i flag).

For more information on mtools, including links to file downloads,
please see the mtools web page: http://www.gnu.org/software/mtools

Please email bugs or suggestions to <info-mto...@gnu.org>.

Improvements since the 4.0.40 release are:
        - Remove libbsd dependency
        - Better compatibility with legacy platforms such as AT&T UnixPC
        (you may need to get Makefile and config.h from
        http://mtools.linux.lu/UnixPC/ if trouble running configure
        script on that platform)
        - Upgraded to autoconf 2.71

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