Bug#496020: lvm2: Workaround for missing fsadm

Markus maillist at piirakka.com
Sat Apr 11 20:21:48 UTC 2009

Package: lvm2
Version: 2.02.39-6
Followup-For: Bug #496020


I also ran in to the missing fsadm problem. I have not found any explanation
why Debians lvm2-deb is missing this command. It is not just some script
that one needs only in some special cases but in my opinion it's a very
important script which is called by the main commands that resize logical

Of course you can manually run resize_reiserfs etc. but why do that when you
can automatically resize the fs in question with one extra switch. I'm glad
to say that I found a workaround for this problem.

Get the fsadm-script and man-page from the source tree of lvm2.

Below are the needed commands. You can copypaste them right to the console
and then you got the working fsadm and (lvextend) -r option.

-------cut here-------
cd /usr/src/ && apt-get source lvm2 &&  cp lvm2-2.02.39/scripts/fsadm.sh \
/usr/local/sbin/fsadm && chmod +x /usr/local/sbin/fsadm && cp \
lvm2-2.02.39/man/fsadm.8 /usr/local/man/man8/
-------cut here-------

Signed by
Debian admin and frequent user of lvm2

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-etchnhalf.1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-15, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-15 (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages lvm2 depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.7-18      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdevmapper1.02.1           2:1.02.27-4 The Linux Kernel Device Mapper use
ii  libreadline5                 5.2-3.1     GNU readline and history libraries
ii  lsb-base                     3.2-20      Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip

Versions of packages lvm2 recommends:
ii  dmsetup                      2:1.02.27-4 The Linux Kernel Device Mapper use

lvm2 suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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