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parted 3.0 removes some key functionality like mkpartfs, mkfs, cp, move, check and most importantly, resize.
It seems that installers will need *partition-level* resizing capability and it appears that parted 3.0 has removed this capability:
Remove all FS-related (file system-related) sub-commands; these commands
are no longer recognized because they were all dependent on parted "knowing"
too much about file system: mkpartfs, mkfs, cp, move, check, resize.
This change removes not just the user interface bits, but also the
library functions and nearly all of the underlying FS-munging code.
The code embedded in Parted by which it knew about those file systems
was so old, unmaintainable and buggy that while seemingly drastic,
this change is like removing a gangrenous toe.
It is interesting to note that Ubuntu 12.04 kept their version of parted at 2.3...