How to fsck -CURRENT on next reboot [ext2fs]

Theodore Ts'o tytso at
Tue Jan 27 20:44:15 PST 2004

On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 01:16:47AM +0100, Matthias Andree wrote:
> The problem is that traditionally, /usr was separate from /,
> consequentially, /usr is not mounted at the time /etc/fstab-triggered
> checks are running. OTOH, FreeBSD ports install into /usr/local, I can
> either violate port packaging policies and install everything into /sbin
> and /lib (I'd like to avoid that) or symlink true to /sbin/fsck_ext2fs
> and run an awk script from /usr/local/etc/rc.d/*
> > Can BSD packages in the ports system allowed prompt the user upon
> > installation/upgrade?  If so the obvious thing to do is to ask the
> > user, when they install the new version of e2fsprogs, whether they
> > want the pass # in /etc/fstab to be reset to some sane value, and then
> > have the postinstall script do that.
> That's possible. Thanks for sharing your idea.

Would it be legit to have the postinstall script attempt to hard link
/sbin/fsck_ext2fs to /usr/local/..., and if that fails (because /usr
is on a separate filesystem from /), then copy e2fsck to

						- Ted

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