Debian Bug report logs - #558910
libcomerr2 doesn't contain symbol required by Heimdal

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Package: comerr-dev; Maintainer for comerr-dev is Theodore Y. Ts'o <>; Source for comerr-dev is src:e2fsprogs.

Reported by: Brian May <>

Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 23:42:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Found in version e2fsprogs/1.41.9-1

Fixed in version e2fsprogs/1.41.11-1

Done: (Theodore Y. Ts'o)

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, (Theodore Y. Ts'o):
Bug#558910; Package comerr-dev. (Mon, 30 Nov 2009 23:42:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Brian May <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to (Theodore Y. Ts'o). (Mon, 30 Nov 2009 23:42:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Brian May <>
Subject: libcomerr2 doesn't contain symbol required by Heimdal
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 10:38:13 +1100
Package: comerr-dev
Version: 2.1-1.41.9-1


From config.log in Heimdal 1.3.1:

configure:26203: checking for compile_et
configure:26219: found /usr/bin/compile_et
configure:26230: result: compile_et
configure:26244: checking whether compile_et has the features we need
configure:26276: cc  -o conftest -g -Wall -O2 -I/usr/include/et  -D_LARGE_FILES= -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64  conftest.c -lresolv -pthread -lpthread  >&5
configure:26276: $? = 0
configure:26276: ./conftest
configure:26276: $? = 0
configure:26286: result: yes
configure:26289: checking for if com_err generates a initialize_conf_error_table_r
configure:26306: result: yes
configure:26318: checking for com_err
configure:26336: cc  -o conftest -g -Wall -O2 -I/usr/include/et  -D_LARGE_FILES= -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64  conftest.c -lresolv -pthread -lpthread  -lcom_err >&5
conftest.c: In function 'main':
conftest.c:347: warning: implicit declaration of function 'com_right_r'
/tmp/brian/ccabhaUR.o: In function `main':
/home/brian/tmp/abc/heimdal-1.3.1.dfsg.1/conftest.c:347: undefined reference to `com_right_r'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
configure:26336: $? = 1
configure:26343: result: no
configure:26372: Using our own com_err
configure:26391: checking which authentication modules should be built
configure:26426: result: none
configure:26804: creating ./config.status

As this check fails, Heimdal wants to build its own version of libcom_err which I want to try and avoid.

This function is referenced in ./lib/krb5/error_string.c:

const char * KRB5_LIB_FUNCTION
krb5_get_error_message(krb5_context context, krb5_error_code code)
    char *str;

    if (context->error_string &&
    (code == context->error_code || context->error_code == 0))
    str = strdup(context->error_string);
    if (str) {
        return str;

    if (code == 0)
    return strdup("Success");
    const char *msg;
    char buf[128];
    msg = com_right_r(context->et_list, code, buf, sizeof(buf));
    if (msg)
        return strdup(msg);

    if (asprintf(&str, "<unknown error: %d>", (int)code) == -1)
    return NULL;

    return str;

Brian May <>

Reply sent to (Theodore Y. Ts'o):
You have taken responsibility. (Tue, 16 Mar 2010 15:42:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Brian May <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Tue, 16 Mar 2010 15:42:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at (full text, mbox):

From: (Theodore Y. Ts'o)
Subject: Bug#558910: fixed in e2fsprogs 1.41.11-1
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 15:38:54 +0000
Source: e2fsprogs
Source-Version: 1.41.11-1

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
e2fsprogs, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to main/e/e2fsprogs/comerr-dev_2.1-1.41.11-1_i386.deb
  to main/e/e2fsprogs/e2fsck-static_1.41.11-1_i386.deb
  to main/e/e2fsprogs/e2fslibs-dbg_1.41.11-1_i386.deb
  to main/e/e2fsprogs/e2fslibs-dev_1.41.11-1_i386.deb
  to main/e/e2fsprogs/e2fslibs_1.41.11-1_i386.deb
  to main/e/e2fsprogs/e2fsprogs-dbg_1.41.11-1_i386.deb
  to main/e/e2fsprogs/e2fsprogs-udeb_1.41.11-1_i386.udeb
  to main/e/e2fsprogs/e2fsprogs_1.41.11-1.diff.gz
  to main/e/e2fsprogs/e2fsprogs_1.41.11-1.dsc
  to main/e/e2fsprogs/e2fsprogs_1.41.11-1_i386.deb
  to main/e/e2fsprogs/e2fsprogs_1.41.11.orig.tar.gz
  to main/e/e2fsprogs/libcomerr2-dbg_1.41.11-1_i386.deb
  to main/e/e2fsprogs/libcomerr2_1.41.11-1_i386.deb
  to main/e/e2fsprogs/libss2-dbg_1.41.11-1_i386.deb
  to main/e/e2fsprogs/libss2_1.41.11-1_i386.deb
  to main/e/e2fsprogs/ss-dev_2.0-1.41.11-1_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Theodore Y. Ts'o <> (supplier of updated e2fsprogs package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 00:16:35 -0400
Source: e2fsprogs
Binary: e2fsck-static libcomerr2 comerr-dev libss2 ss-dev e2fsprogs-udeb e2fslibs e2fslibs-dev e2fsprogs e2fsprogs-dbg e2fslibs-dbg libcomerr2-dbg libss2-dbg
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1.41.11-1
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: medium
Maintainer: Theodore Y. Ts'o <>
Changed-By: Theodore Y. Ts'o <>
 comerr-dev - common error description library - headers and static libraries
 e2fsck-static - statically-linked version of the ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem checke
 e2fslibs   - ext2/ext3/ext4 file system libraries
 e2fslibs-dbg - debugging information for e2fslibs
 e2fslibs-dev - ext2/ext3/ext4 file system libraries - headers and static librari
 e2fsprogs  - ext2/ext3/ext4 file system utilities
 e2fsprogs-dbg - debugging information for e2fsprogs
 e2fsprogs-udeb - stripped-down versions of e2fsprogs, for debian-installer (udeb)
 libcomerr2 - common error description library
 libcomerr2-dbg - debugging information for libcomerr2
 libss2     - command-line interface parsing library
 libss2-dbg - debugging information for libss2
 ss-dev     - command-line interface parsing library - headers and static libra
Closes: 558910 564084 572453 573923
 e2fsprogs (1.41.11-1) unstable; urgency=medium
   * New upstream release
   * Add Heimdal function com_right_r() to libcom_err (Closes: #558910)
   * Allow e2fsck to run even if the physical device has more than 2**32 blocks
   * Debugfs's "logdump -b <blk>" now properly shows the allocation status
     of the block <blk>.  (Closes: #564084)
   * Make e2fsck's "the filesystem is mounted" message is now more scary
     to hopefully dissuade users from thinking, "surely that message
     doesn't apply to *me*"  :-(
   * e2fsck -n will now always open the file system read-only.   We now
     disallow certain combination of options which previously were manual
     exceptions; this is bad because it causes users to think they are
     smarter than they really are.   So "-n -c", "-n -l", "-n -L", and
     "-n -D" are no longer supported.
   * If the partition is badly aligned, have mke2fs just print a warning
     message and continue.  Previously mke2fs would ask to confirm, and
     this broke distro installation scripts.
   * Fix a bug in libext2fs caused the creation of very large journals
     for ext4 to be _very_ slow.
   * E2fsck now understands the EOFBLOCKS_FL flag which will be used in
     2.6.34 kernels to make e2fsck not complain about blocks deliberately
     fallocated() beyond an inode's i_size.
   * Fix a bug in e2fsck which could cause e2fsck -D to corrupt
     non-indexed directories.  (Closes: #572453)
   * debian/rules: can be compiled statically with stack protector now.
     (Closes: #573923)
   * Update debian policy compliance to 3.8.4
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