Bug 470199 - [RFE] tar should support saving selinux context
[RFE] tar should support saving selinux context
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: tar (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ondrej Vasik
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Reported: 2008-11-06 03:59 EST by Petr Šplíchal
Modified: 2010-01-26 07:28 EST (History)
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Description Petr Šplíchal 2008-11-06 03:59:17 EST
Description of problem:

Currently there is no support for saving selinux context in tar
archives on RHEL4. As tar is used very often for archiving and
backups and selinux is enabled by default on RHEL4 it would be
nice to be able to preserve all extended atributes in archives.

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Steps to Reproduce:
tar cf backup.tar --selinux file
Actual results:
tar: unrecognized option `--selinux'
Try `tar --help' for more information.

Expected results:
tar archive with selinux attributes included
Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-11-06 04:06:22 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion, but this component is not scheduled to be updated in
the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. If you would like
this request to be reviewed for the next minor release, ask your
support representative to set the next rhel-x.y flag to "?".
Comment 5 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-01-26 07:28:15 EST
Development Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal
this decision by reopening this request.

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