[arch-general] packages in base

Michal Soltys soltys at ziu.info
Mon Feb 11 16:20:20 EST 2008

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?
> Greg

ACLs and extended attributes are are usable on other filesystems (ext3 in 

coreutils' tools like: ls, dir, cp, mv do support acls and eas, so they are 
linked to respective libraries.

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