questions about extended attributes support across *nix & osx (hfs+) filesys

Wesley W. Terpstra wesley at
Sat Nov 25 14:17:32 GMT 2006

On Nov 23, 2006, at 6:27 PM, snowcrash+rsync wrote:
> (1) i note that the 'new' xattr/acl support applies to osx as well.
> is this intended to replace apple's patched support?
> (2) at least on v2.6.9-release, the build w/ xattr/acl patches applied
> seems to require a number of header files from non-osx bundled
> sources, including but not necessarily limited to ...
> 	glibc-2.5.90-6.src.rpm
> 	attr-2.4.32-1.1.cpio
> 	acl-2.2.39-1.1.src.rpm
> which i extract tarballs from w/ 'rpm2cpio' & 'cpio -idm', as  
> usual ...
> i'm guessing that these dependencies are provided for in available pkg
> systems (darwinports, fink, etc).
> will these dependencies be resolved -- either by bundling req'd
> headers with the distro, or by finding/using osx equivalents?

What dependencies? The acl and xattr headers are simply part of a  
normal osx install with developer tools. No fink/etc needed.

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