[Filesystems-devel] Bug#887282: nilfs-tools should depend on e2fsprogs explicitly

Andreas Henriksson andreas at fatal.se
Sun Jan 21 15:19:37 UTC 2018

Control: severity -1 minor
Control: retitle -1 nilfs-tools should consider suggesting e2fsprogs (uses /sbin/badblocks)

On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 08:08:09PM +0100, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> Package: nilfs-tools
> /sbin/mkfs.nilfs2 contains badblocks. According to file it is a ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV)

Indeed /sbin/badblocks is used, but there's code to check if it's
available and bail out of disk checking with a warning message if not.

I'd say this warrants at most a 'Suggests: e2fsprogs' relationship.

Leaving it up to maintainer to decide if this should simply be closed
or if adding the suggests is useful.

Andreas Henriksson

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