10.39. E2fsprogs-1.42.9 32 Bit Libraries

The E2fsprogs package contains the utilities for handling the ext2 file system. It also supports the ext3 and ext4 journaling file systems.

10.39.1. Installation of E2fsprogs

The E2fsprogs documentation recommends that the package be built in a subdirectory of the source tree:

mkdir -v build
cd build

Prepare E2fsprogs for compilation:

CC="gcc ${BUILD32}" \
../configure --prefix=/usr --with-root-prefix="" \
    --enable-elf-shlibs --disable-libblkid \
    --disable-libuuid --disable-fsck \

The meaning of the configure options:


Certain programs (such as the e2fsck program) are considered essential programs. When, for example, /usr is not mounted, these programs still need to be available. They belong in directories like /lib and /sbin. If this option is not passed to E2fsprogs' configure, the programs are installed into the /usr directory.


This creates the shared libraries which some programs in this package use.


This prevents E2fsprogs from building and installing the libuuid and libblkid libraries, the uuidd daemon, and the fsck wrapper, as Util-Linux installed all of them earlier.

Compile the libraries:

make libs

Install the static libraries and headers:

make install-libs

Details on this package are located in Section 10.40.2, “Contents of E2fsprogs.”