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Recommended update for e2fsprogs

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(Last modified: 05DEC2005)


solutions Recommended update for e2fsprogs SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (1ef1488cc823444ba5d3a13ec05a67f1)

Applies to

Package: e2fsprogs
e2fsprogs-devel
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-10686
Release: 20051205
Obsoletes: none

Indications

If you have e3fsprogs installed (you most likely do) then you also need this
update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This is a update to e2fsprogs version 1.38. It fixes several problems the included programs had
  • mk2efs now checks if its run against a busy device
  • blkid skips software raid detection when the system variable BLKID_SKIP_CHECK_MDRAID is set
  • blkid detects reiser filesystems with a blocksize of 512 again

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh e2fsprogs.rpm e2fsprogs-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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