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Re: ACL and Extended Attributes in Hurd ?

From: Svante Signell
Subject: Re: ACL and Extended Attributes in Hurd ?
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 10:17:21 +0200

On Sat, 2011-08-27 at 17:55 +0200, Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> Hi,
> is there a way to enable ACLs and Extended Attributes in Hurd ?
> I see the whole software equipment for that. Even the Linux adapter
> of libisofs compiles flawlessly on Hurd.
> But i cannot test it because i fail to assign ACLs or xattr to files
> in my home directory:
>   $ setfacl -m u::rwx,g::r-x,o::---,g:sys:rwx,u:daemon:r--,mask::rwx x
>   setfacl: x: Operation not supported
>   $ setfattr -n user.test_xattr -v test_value x
>   setfattr: x: Operation not supported
>   $
> On Linux i would have to add options "acl,user_xattr" to /etc/fstab
> resp. to the mount command.
> I tried the /etc/fstab change with Hurd
>   + /dev/hd0s1      /               ext2    acl,user_xattr  0       1
>   - /dev/hd0s1      /               ext2    defaults        0       1
> but there is no improvement after reboot.
> I found a sparse description of translator ext2fs, but no mentioning
> of ACLs or xattr.

I think that even if the acl and attr packages build, they are
architecture: any, the functionality is not yet available with the
standard xattr API, see

This mail is  Cc:-ed to bug-hurd. I think you should use bug-hurd and/or
debian-hurd lists for your inquiries. help-hurd is very a low traffic

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