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Old 01-17-2015, 03:03 PM   #1
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e2fsprogs upgrade - odd appearance on the root file system


I have upgraded e2fsprogs to version e2fsck 1.41.4 (27-Jan-2009) on my old Slackware 12.0.
After upgrade, my root file system looks like in following listing. Please pay attention to:
Code:
fsck.ext2.8.gz -> e2fsck.8.gz
fsck.ext3.8.gz -> e2fsck.8.gz
mkfs.ext2.8.gz -> mke2fs.8.gz 
mkfs.ext3.8.gz -> mke2fs.8.gz
uuid_generate_random.3.gz -> uuid_generate.3.gz
uuid_generate_time.3.gz -> uuid_generate.3.gz
I have no clue what is that and why it is here.
I have built e2fsprogs with SlackBuild. Though the system looks to be running smoothly and with no issues Im little bit concerned about this appearance.
Does anybody know what is that ?
Code:
root@proxy:~# ls -al /
total 84
drwxr-xr-x 21 root root  4096 2015-01-17 11:51 ./
drwxr-xr-x 21 root root  4096 2015-01-17 11:51 ../
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2007-04-30 06:35 bin/
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2015-01-17 11:05 boot/
drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 13680 2015-01-17 11:06 dev/
drwxr-xr-x 40 root root  4096 2015-01-17 11:06 etc/
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    11 2015-01-16 23:42 fsck.ext2.8.gz -> e2fsck.8.gz
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    11 2015-01-16 23:42 fsck.ext3.8.gz -> e2fsck.8.gz
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root  4096 2009-02-18 11:20 home/
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root  4096 2015-01-16 23:42 lib/
drwx------  2 root root 16384 2014-05-24 13:12 lost+found/
drwxr-xr-x 16 root root  4096 2007-09-14 11:56 media/
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    11 2015-01-16 23:42 mkfs.ext2.8.gz -> mke2fs.8.gz
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    11 2015-01-16 23:42 mkfs.ext3.8.gz -> mke2fs.8.gz
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root  4096 2014-05-24 13:15 mnt/
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root  4096 2008-11-16 02:46 opt/
dr-xr-xr-x 83 root root     0 2015-01-17 11:06 proc/
drwx--x--- 16 root root  4096 2015-01-17 00:05 root/
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2015-01-16 23:42 sbin/
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root  4096 2015-01-16 22:38 share/
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2014-05-06 18:27 srv/
dr-xr-xr-x 12 root root     0 2015-01-17 11:50 sys/
drwxrwxrwt  5 root root  4096 2015-01-17 11:04 tmp/
drwxr-xr-x 16 root root  4096 2015-01-16 23:35 usr/
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    18 2015-01-16 23:42 uuid_generate_random.3.gz -> uuid_generate.3.gz
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    18 2015-01-16 23:42 uuid_generate_time.3.gz -> uuid_generate.3.gz
drwxr-xr-x 16 root root  4096 2014-05-06 17:58 var/

Last edited by czezz; 01-17-2015 at 03:05 PM.
 
Old 01-17-2015, 03:24 PM   #2
Didier Spaier
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These look like symlinks to man page, probably following a merge of man pages, so nothing to worry about IMO.

What is strange of course is to see these links in / instead of /usr/man/man8 and /usr/man/man3, but that is easy to fix. I don't know why that happened and won't investigate further as that's not worth reinstalling Slackware 12.0 after all these years

By the way you know that Slackware 12.0 is now unsupported thus won't receive security fixes any more, do you?
 
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Old 01-18-2015, 08:31 AM   #3
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You can safely remove those symlinks.

Also see whether you have such symlinks or files in /usr/share/man/manx. If not you may move there.
 
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:21 AM   #4
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Hi, thank you guys for looking into this.

@Didier Spaier - ya, I know Slack12 is ancient version.
This installation is here with me since 2007 and actually the reason why I have updated e2fsprogs is because I was upgrading kernel to the latest long term - 3.14.28.
Its deployed now successfully

I also try to keep up with updates of other packages by myself.

Cheers,
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