** Changed in: initramfs-tools (Ubuntu Noble)
       Status: Confirmed => Fix Committed

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  fixrtc hook requires e2fsprogs package, but that is not a dependency

Status in initramfs-tools package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed
Status in initramfs-tools source package in Noble:
  Fix Committed

Bug description:
  Package "initramfs-tools-core" provides "/usr/share/initramfs-
  tools/hooks/fixrtc" which runs during the update or regeneration of
  the initramfs and requires the file "/sbin/dumpe2fs" (available from
  "e2fsprogs") to be present, otherwise it fails and aborts the whole
  process, leading e.g. to an inconsistent package system.

  The problem/cause seems to be that "initramfs-tools-core" package has
  no direct or indirect hard dependency on "e2fsprogs".

  I believe either the package dependency should be added, or the fixrtc
  hook script should be rewritten so that it just outputs a warning
  instead of aborting with a failure if missing "dumpe2fs" is not a
  critical problem.

  This issue seems to affect at least Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04. It has
  been brought to my attention at https://askubuntu.com/q/1148791/367990

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