Bug 59944 - AVFS support requested.
AVFS support requested.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-02-15 08:36 EST by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:25 EDT (History)
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Description W. Michael Petullo 2002-02-15 08:36:13 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.0.2 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20011226

Description of problem:
Currently, Red Hat Linux has no support built in for Miklos Szeredi's fantastic
AVFS code.  From the AVFS homepage (http://www.inf.bme.hu/~mszeredi/avfs/), AVFS is:

a system, which enables all programs to look inside gzip, tar, zip, etc. files
or view remote (ftp, http, dav, etc.) files, without recompiling the programs.

AVFS has the huge advantage over mc of allowing any program (cd, ls, etc.) to
look into different types of files.  This is a very UNIXy solution.

In addition, a gnome-vfs module could be written to take advantage of AVFS, thus
sharing code and adding functionality to both GNOME and the command line.

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Steps to Reproduce:
Try to cd into a tarball without installing non-Red Hat provided AVFS package.

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-02-25 12:37:31 EST
It requires kernel changes, and, according to the tarball:

This is alpha software, you should _NOT_INSTALL_ avfscoda on important

Avfscoda has been designed with security in mind, but it may not yet
be 100% secure. Do not install it, if local security is very important
(i.e. if you do not want a non root user to be able gain root access)!

So I don't think it will be added.

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