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Recommended update for e2fsprogs


(Last modified: 05DEC2005)

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

Applies to

Package: e2fsprogs
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
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


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



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


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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