e2fsprogs: ext(2,3,4) manpage typo

Bug #1693915 reported by Quanah on 2017-05-26
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
e2fsprogs (Debian)
Fix Released
e2fsprogs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When running: man ext4

There is an obvious typo at the top:

       ext2 - the second extended file system
       ext2 - the third extended file system
       ext4 - the fourth extended file system

Clearly, the "third" extended filesystem should be "ext3" not "ext2"

Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

Thanks for taking your time to report this issue and help making Ubuntu better.

I can confirm this typo is present e2fsprogs 1.42.13-1ubuntu1 on Ubuntu 16.04 (http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/xenial/en/man5/ext4.5.html). However, it has been corrected to "ext3" on Ubuntu 16.10 and newer. I did some research and found a corresponding bug report in Debian, see the attached bug watch.

Since the typo is fixed in newer releases, I'm marking this as Fix Released. If you need a fix for the bug in previous versions of Ubuntu, you may look into the the SRU Procedure [1]. (Though I am not sure whether this particular issue would qualify as an SRU)

[1]: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates#Procedure

tags: added: bitesize manpage string-fix trusty xenial
Changed in e2fsprogs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in e2fsprogs (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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