reiserfsprogs-3.6.24

Introduction to reiserfsprogs

The reiserfsprogs package contains various utilities for use with the Reiser file system.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/reiser

Kernel Configuration

Enable the following option in the kernel configuration and recompile the kernel:

File Systems:
  Reiserfs support: M or Y

Installation of reiserfsprogs

Install reiserfsprogs by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sbindir=/sbin &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--sbindir=/sbin: This ensures that the reiserfsprogs utilities are installed in /sbin.

Contents

Installed Programs: debugreiserfs, mkreiserfs, reiserfsck, reiserfstune, and resize_reiserfs
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions

debugreiserfs

can sometimes help to solve problems with ReiserFS file systems. If it is called without options, it prints the super block of any ReiserFS file system found on the device.

mkreiserfs

creates a ReiserFS file system.

reiserfsck

is used to check or repair a ReiserFS file system.

reiserfstune

is used for tuning the ReiserFS journal. WARNING: Don't use this utility without first reading the man page thoroughly.

resize_reiserfs

is used to resize an unmounted ReiserFS file system.

Last updated on 2014-02-22 19:08:28 +0000