On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 08:11:17PM +0100, Helmut Grohne wrote:
> Package: sbuild
> /usr/share/sbuild/create-chroot contains mkfs.ext4 and tune2fs. According to 
> file it is a Bourne-Again shell script, ASCII text executable

The create-chroot script uses the mkfs.ext4 and tune2fs commands if and
only if the script is called with the optional volume-group argument

I can not find any other part of sbuild that calls the create-chroot

I'm not sure what the rationale is for installing the script in the
location where it's shipped (rathen than just putting it in /usr/sbin
or similar).





Please note that there's also a completely separate sbuild-createchroot
command which seems to do a similar job. (Maybe 'create-chroot' is an
ancient leftover kept around for legacy reasons?)

My conclusion is that a dependency on e2fsprogs is likely not strictly
needed. A Recommends or Suggests might be considered, but given
e2fsprogs will be installed in *any* system except where the admin
has explicitly uninstalled it, I think that gives very little benefit.

It would be great to hear from maintainers on this!

Andreas Henriksson

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