5.19. E2fsprogs-1.41.3

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

Approximate build time: 0.4 SBU
Required disk space: 37 MB

5.19.1. 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:

../configure --prefix=/tools

Compile the package:


Install the static libraries and headers required by Util-linux-ng:

make install-libs

Make the installed static libraries writable so debugging symbols can be removed later.

chmod -v u+w /tools/lib/{libblkid,libcom_err,libe2p,libext2fs,libss,libuuid}.a

Details on this package are located in Section 6.17.2, “Contents of E2fsprogs.”