Grigorios Bouzakis wrote:
Hi, i started playing with packages in base today, and the first two packages that come up in alphabetical order are acl and attr. I decided to research what those packages actually do, since i doubt i have ever used them. The site both packages link to is http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/. I am wondering if those packages are needed to a user not using the XFS filesystem and the reason acl is Required By : coreutils gettext libarchive vim. Any help on the subject, links etc. would be appreciated.
Next thing i wanted to ask is if the bash-noinfo.patch in the bash package is indeed needed as the man page installs fine without it.
PS. Can we get the Mailing List footer back?
ACLs and extended attributes are are usable on other filesystems (ext3 in particular).
coreutils' tools like: ls, dir, cp, mv do support acls and eas, so they are linked to respective libraries.