Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 598456
storing extended attributes for special files.
Last modified: 2010-11-16 10:35:57 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #573147 +++
Created an attachment (id=399788)
patch to tar to store more xattrs
I discovered that tar (1.22) on Fedora 12 does not store extended attributes (such as SELinux file labels) for character, block, or fifo files. The attached patch stores that information within PAX extended headers, just as a previous patch to tar stores extended attributes for files, directories, and links.
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2010-03-15 07:14:03 EDT ---
Thanks for suggestion and patch. We (me and Kamil) will check if this patch covers all cases and is safe for rawhide inclusion.
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2010-04-07 15:00:24 EDT ---
Seems to be safe. Built as tar-1.23-3.fc14, closing RAWHIDE. Will consider inclusion into next update of tar in already released Fedora's.
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
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