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Re: util-linux seems to have /sbin/fsck

On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 12:21:16AM +0900, Donggyoo Lee wrote:

> Hi, I am using XFS on kernel-image-2.6.0-test11-1-386.
> I don't use EXT3, EXT2 anymore. I don't need e2fsprogs package.
> Therefore, I try to remove e2fsprogs. But, initscripts needed e2fsprogs,
> Because e2fsprogs has /sbin/fsck and /etc/init.d/checkfs.sh uses /sbin/fsck.
> I think /sbin/fsck must be packed in not e2fsprogs but util-linux,
> initscripts must need util-linux and util-linux must suggest e2fsprogs or xfsprogs.
> because util-linux already has /sbin/mkfs. and XFS users doesn't use e2fsprogs except of /sbin/fsck.
> How do you think about that? Is it bug?

No, it's not a bug.

Since e2fsprogs is essential, no user should ever remove it (and a 
system without it is by definition broken).

Making an essential package non-essential without breaking _any_ system 
is somewhere between "hard" and "impossible".

> Thank you,
> Donggyoo.



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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