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The ext2fsprogs package contains essential ext2 filesystem utilities which consists of e2fsck, mke2fs, debugfs, dumpe2fs, tune2fs, and most of the other core ext2 filesystem utilities.

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Recent releases

  •  24 Mar 2010 21:24

    Release Notes: Many bugs have been fixed (mostly minor or/and obscure), workarounds have been added for issues with distribution startup scripts, support for the EOFBLOCKS_FL flag (2.6.34+ kernels) has been added, and messages printed and the documentation have been revised.

    •  02 Sep 2009 05:02

      Release Notes: Many major fixes were made since 1.40.

      •  01 Jul 2007 21:45

        Release Notes: Numerous bugfixes and enhancements. All users are urged to upgrade as soon as possible.

        •  17 Oct 2005 17:26

          Release Notes: This release fixes blkid's test programs, an ia64 core dump, the com_err library, messages, Mke2fs and badblocks, and a portability problem in the filefrag program. Mke2fs will now use a larger journal by default for filesystems greater than 4GB. Mke2fs will refuse to create filesystems greater than 2**31-1 blocks, unless forced. The blkid program has a new option,

          •  01 Mar 2004 20:51

            Release Notes: e2fsck has a new -k option. Many bugs were fixed, including several potential crashes and some invalid fixes to files in uncommon situations (no lost+found when reconnecting a directory, and journal replay with alt superblock). There are several fixes to journal inode location and superblock backups, bad-blocks, and indirect block corruption handling. This release works again on FreeBSD and has fixes for Darwin.


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