Re: [PATCH v2] Support for PAX extended header and Linux extended attributes
Stefan Berger writes ("[PATCH v2] Support for PAX extended header and Linux extended attributes"):
> The following patch adds support for the tar pax extended header to the tar
> parser so that tar files with pax extended headers containing Linux extended
> attributes can be processed by dpkg. Essentially the pax extended header
> contains key value pairs that describe file attributes. More information
> about the format can be found here:
Thanks for your mail. NB that I do not speak for the dpkg maintainer
in Debian, but:
> We are particularly interested in the security.ima extended attribute,
> which, if available, contains a signature for the following file in the tar
> and which we then write as a Linux extended attribute into the filesystem.
Can you explain some more what the use case for this is ?