[arch-dev-public] [signoff] libcap-2.20-1

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Sun Jan 23 14:20:53 EST 2011

Am 23.01.2011 07:39, schrieb Allan McRae:
> Upstream update:
>     * Latest kernel capabilites supported: now includes CAP_SYSLOG
> (patch from Sergey Senozhatsky)
>     * $(CFLAGS) Makefile fixes from Torsten Werner
>     * Default to installing setcap with an inheritable capability.
>           o You can disable this feature with: make RAISE_SETFCAP=no
> install
> We require using "RAISE_SETFCAP=no" as setting that capability fails
> under fakeroot.  I'm not entire sure what this affects... but I can
> always rebuild as root if someone points out that this is super important.

Inheritable file capabilities don't do anything unless they are called
from a thread that has the same capabilities set as inheritable. You can
always set this in post_install if you think we need it.

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