How to fix: "e2fsck: Get a newer version of e2fsck! "

This is going to be a short one, and I hope this will save you some time if you hit this same issue.
I recently had a VM that didn’t boot anymore. Going to the serial console, I could see it was trying to run fsck on an attached data disk (actually an LVM on top of 2 disks)- but that failed apparently.

Step 1: login through serial console and remove that LVM from the /etc/fstab.

This step is quiet straightforward: you enter the root password and you edit the fstab. I had 1 issue here that my filesystem was mounted read-only, so I also needed to change that quickly, but basically did this:

mount -o remount,rw /
vi /etc/fstab #comment out the line that is causing fsck to fail now

Step 2: installing updated fsck tool.

Removing it from the fstab made my VM come up again, but when trying to run fsck I got this error:

Output: e2fsck 1.41.12 (17-May-2010)
/dev/vgname/lvname has unsupported feature(s): 64bit
 e2fsck: Get a newer version of e2fsck!

This sent me through some ratholes, but finally I found the solution here:
What this does is download the newer version of e2fsck, compile and install it this now allows you to succesfully run fsck:

tar -xf e2fsprogs-1.43.tar.xz
cd e2fsprogs-1.43
make install

Run a check on the version of e2fsck

e2fsck -V
e2fsck 1.43 (17-May-2016)
        Using EXT2FS Library version 1.43, 17-May-2016

This now allowed me to succesfully check my file system:

e2fsck -f /dev/vgname/lvname

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