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Re: coreutils with acl support

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 08:18:02AM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
> I am contemplating the upload of a version of coreutils that will have
> support for file acls. (I.e., mv & cp -p will preserve acls, and ls -l

I think this would be a good thing.

> will indicate whether a file has an acl.) Doing this would promote
> libacl1 and libattr1 to base and required status. (Or demote coreutils
> to optional, but that would probably break something.) Thus, I am
> soliciting input about whether this is something people would like to
> see. The advantage is better support for acl's in debian (which will be
> even more important with the 2.6 linux kernel, as they are supported
> without a 3rd party patch). The downside is additional dependencies for
> coreutils and an increase in the size of base on linux. 

This would have the unfortunate side effect that libacl1-kerberos4kth
cannot get installed anymore (the library is the same name but
completely different), but I think that is a bug that needs to be solved
in kerberos4kth (possibly by renaming the library).
Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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