Debian/Ubuntu e2fsprogs packages

That one threw me. I mentioned in a recent blog post about compiling Gparted statically with gtkmm, that Ubuntu did not seem to have the 'dev' components of the 'libuuid' package. I also mentioned that the 'libuuid' package is part of the original 'e2fsprogs' package.

I found the missing files. Debian developers have split the original 'e2fsprogs' into all of these packages:

e2fsprogs
e2fslibs
e2fslibs-dev
libblkid1
libblkid-dev
libcomerr2
comerr-dev
libss2
ss-dev
libuuid1
uuid-dev


It's that last one that has the libuuid development files. The fix applies to the Debian and Ubuntu builds.

It was the inconsistent pkg naming that threw me. If there is a pkg 'libss2' then the usual thing Debian people do for the dev component is to name it something like 'libss-dev'.


Posted on 30 Apr 2009, 13:38


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