proposal for inclusion of e2fsprogs in chapter 5

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Mon Dec 10 13:49:35 PST 2007

Julio Meca Hansen wrote:
> As the wiki states, either e2fsprogs or udev needs to be installed in
> chapter 5 if we're going to include the util-linux-ng package.
> After analysing the matter a bit, I've been testing with the
> installation of e2fsprogs in chapter 5, this set of commands:
> mkdir -v build
> cd build
> ../configure --prefix=/tools --enable-elf-shlibs --disable-evms
> make libs
> make install-libs
> will accomplish the tasks, it gives me no errors during compilation and
> in chapter 6, I can install util-linux-ng without problems, not anyone
> as far as I've been able to observe.
> hereby I would like to recommend its inclusion in chapter 5, so we can
> get rid of ticket #2077.

I've lost the background on this.  Looking at util-linux, why do we need
it at all in Chapter 5?  Can't we just build it once in Chapter 6 just
before the first file that needs it?

  -- Bruce

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