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|Summary:||cp -a doesn't copy user/root xattrs|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||James Antill <james.antill>|
|Component:||coreutils||Assignee:||Kamil Dudka <kdudka>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||9||CC:||kdudka, meyering, mishu, ovasik, redhat-bugzilla, triage|
|Fixed In Version:||coreutils-7.0-7.fc11||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2009-01-28 13:27:08 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description James Antill 2006-08-16 12:36:48 EDT
Description of problem: user/root xattrs aren't copied (in fact only selinux and posix_acl's are copied ... but we don't have any other non user/root xattrs apart from those, so...) Additional info: I've created a path for coreutils which does this for cp/mv, there is one minor quible in that xattr_delete() should be in libattr. But I don't want the coreutils update to depend on a newer libattr. Upstream will rightfully want that though. I'm also not 100% that cp shouldn't also call xattr_delete(), but it's defenadable and fits how ACLs currently work in coreutils and setfattr.
Comment 1 James Antill 2006-08-16 12:36:48 EDT
Created attachment 134320 [details] Generic xattr support for cp and mv
Comment 2 James Antill 2006-08-28 03:49:21 EDT
Created attachment 135027 [details] Suggestions from Jim This is the fixes that Jim pointed out (note untested, but not much code changed). Also added --preserve=acls (hopefully changing the right bits) and documentation for xattrs, ACLs and SELinux. I haven't even compiled this yet, but it has to be better than the first patch, right?:). I'll test and look at adding test cases, submit upstream etc. and let you know.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 13:57:26 EDT
Based on the date this bug was created, it appears to have been reported against rawhide during the development of a Fedora release that is no longer maintained. In order to refocus our efforts as a project we are flagging all of the open bugs for releases which are no longer maintained. If this bug remains in NEEDINFO thirty (30) days from now, we will automatically close it. If you can reproduce this bug in a maintained Fedora version (7, 8, or rawhide), please change this bug to the respective version and change the status to ASSIGNED. (If you're unable to change the bug's version or status, add a comment to the bug and someone will change it for you.) Thanks for your help, and we apologize again that we haven't handled these issues to this point. The process we're following is outlined here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/F9CleanUp We will be following the process here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping to ensure this doesn't happen again.
Comment 4 Ondrej Vasik 2008-04-25 05:57:36 EDT
Removing NEEDINFO, keeping ASSIGNED against rawhide.
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-13 22:17:10 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA. More information and reason for this action is here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/HouseKeeping
Comment 6 Kamil Dudka 2008-10-10 04:59:02 EDT
I found this already solved in Gentoo Linux - look at patch patch/004_all_coreutils-acl-xattr.patch from http://dev.gentoo.org/~vapier/dist/coreutils-6.12-patches-1.0.tar.lzma. Now I am trying to contact original author first.
Comment 7 Kamil Dudka 2009-01-28 13:27:08 EST
Fixed in rawhide. Note that cp -a still doesn't copy user/root xattrs. The appropriate cp option is --preserve=xattr. mv always preserves xattrs, install never preserves xattrs.