Bug#923372: e2fsprogs: sharing of /sbin/logsave

Dmitry Bogatov KAction at debian.org
Wed Feb 27 03:01:52 GMT 2019

Package: e2fsprogs
Version: 1.44.5-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

for long time e2fsprogs were essential, and bin:initscripts used
/sbin/logsave from e2fsprogs. Nowdays, e2fsprogs are not essential,
so initscripts switched to using /sbin/logsave on best-effort basis (use
if present), which is suboptimal.

Upstream maintainer of sysvinit imported sources of logsave from
e2fsprogs into sysvinit, and now initscripts can again be sure, that
logsave is present, if we settle question, who will provide

So here I propose, that e2fsprogs no longer installs logsave, and it
switch owner to bin:sysvinit-utils. Not the best solution, given there
is desire (but not much of action) of dropping essential flag from

Alternatively, one of us could build bin:logsave.

Best regards, one of sysvinit Debian maintainers.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers buildd-unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'buildd-unstable'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'buildd-experimental'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=eo.utf8, LC_CTYPE=eo.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=eo.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: runit (via /run/runit.stopit)

Versions of packages e2fsprogs depends on:
ii  libblkid1    2.33.1-0.1
ii  libc6        2.28-7
ii  libcom-err2  1.44.5-1
ii  libext2fs2   1.44.5-1
ii  libss2       1.44.5-1
ii  libuuid1     2.33.1-0.1

Versions of packages e2fsprogs recommends:
pn  e2fsprogs-l10n  <none>

Versions of packages e2fsprogs suggests:
pn  e2fsck-static  <none>
pn  fuse2fs        <none>
pn  gpart          <none>
ii  parted         3.2-24

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