Re: e2fsprogs incompatibility

Theodore Y. Ts'o (
Mon, 22 Jul 1996 14:52:56 -0400

Date: Sun, 21 Jul 1996 13:20:13 +0100 (BST)
From: John Storrs <>

There is a compatibility problem with the new kernels and e2fsprogs-1.02
(the latest on sunsite). I'm running 2.0.8. Linux/include/linux/ext2_fs.h
is different to ext2_fs.h in the e2fs package.

Someone at should upgrade their e2fsprogs distribution. The official
(primary) distribution point of e2fsprogs is on, in
/pub/linux/packages/ext2fs, and the most recent version of e2fsprogs is
version 1.04.

e2fsprogs 1.02 will work under 2.0, but starting at about 1.3.90 or
thereabouts, you had to get at least e2fsprogs 1.03 in order to
succesfully build it on recent kernels.

Get e2fsprogs 1.04 from, and all will be well.

- Ted