DO NOT REPLY [Bug 3828] ACLs are not supported on this client

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Thu Aug 10 18:04:05 GMT 2006

------- Comment #6 from hashproduct+rsync at  2006-08-10 13:04 MST -------
The --with-acl-support option was changed to --enable-acl-support in 2.6.7, and
--with-acl-support now has no effect.  So if you gave --with-acl-support to
rsync 2.6.8, you shouldn't expect it to configure for ACLs.

ACLs are usually implemented using extended attributes, but rsync shouldn't
need xattrs.diff to make use of the system's ACL library, which handles the
details of accessing the extended attributes.  I patched rsync 2.6.8 with
acls.diff and configured with --enable-acl-support, and it correctly preserved
ACLs when given -A.  Try this, and if it doesn't work for you, then we should
be concerned.

By the way: you should give the -p1 option to patch so that it obeys the
subdirectories specified in acls.diff.  Then, no "manual intervention" will be

If the rsync on the other machine is patched but not configured for ACLs, rsync
gives a message like this:
rsync: ACLs are not supported on this server
rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(1231) [server=2.6.8]
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [sender]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(453)

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