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Re: Adding dependencies to e2fsprogs: libdevmapperr, libselinux and libsepoll

On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 03:36:12PM -0500, Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:
> I have recently received a patch which allows the blkid library to
> properly handle device mapper partitions.  The problem is in order to do
> this, I have to link in libdevmapper, and by extension libselinux and
> libsepoll.  Since these libraries would depend on the blkid library,
> which is used by fsck, e2fsck, and other e2fsprogs programs, this
> essentially would drag in these libraries into everybody's systems.
> Is there any objections to my uploading a new e2fsprogs package which
> does this?

libselinux1 is already pulled by (at least) cron and coreutils.
libdevmapper1.02 by lvm2 and lilo.
That's not that much more than what it already pulled, isn't it ?


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