E2fsprogs patch

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 08:53:31 PST 2010

Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have submitted a patch upstream to the E2fsprogs maintainers to add a
> function to the libcom_err library so that it will be compatible with
> Heimdal. Without the patch to E2fsprogs, Heimdal will end up adding a
> new libcom_err library in /usr/lib and overwrite the .so file that points
> to the E2fsprogs library, /lib/libcom_err.xxx.
> E2fsprogs is already trying to support Heimdal. They added a file to
> the package called com_right.c and added a definition to com_err.h which
> adds the Heimdal com_right function.
> However, Heimdal apparently has added a new function to their version of
> libcom_err called com_right_r. My patch (from arch-linux) adds this
> function so Heimdal will then use the existing libcom_err library from
> E2fsprogs and everything works properly.
> I would appreciate if the LFS dev team would consider adding this patch
> to the E2fsprogs build in the -dev book until E2fsprogs adds it to a new
> version of the package. For people building LFS-dev, the patch means that
> Heimdal will install clean and not install an unneeded library.
> I'll have to figure out something for the Heimdal package for users
> installing on LFS-6.5 and LFS-6.6.

Randy,  Please open a ticket in LFS. You don't say which version of 
e2fsprogs you checked.  We're up to 1.41.10 and there were 6 releases in 
2009, so I don't know when we will need the patch and when we won't.

For 6.6, we can add an errata item.

   -- Bruce

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