Making rsync compile under Mac OS X 10.3.9 with extended attributes

Vitorio Machado v.machado at
Fri Feb 15 07:34:05 GMT 2008

OK, you won :P

But how I said in the first time, isn't there a proper way to patch  
ACL detection?
I mean that for OS X 10.3, configure wil say no, no, no for all ACLs  
precheck (the acl headers and functions) but it will branch on the  
cases. As I've seen on xattr it works differently. There is a "maybe"  
set if it find something that could work and only then it goes to  
system detection. I think the best way to patch the ACL detection in  
the configure script would be doing this maybe too. The problem is  
that xattr is based on functions to say it could work, and ACL is  
based on header detection, so it doesn't seem quite the same thing.  
How I'm not skilled enough and this isn't my main focus today, I  
preferred leave it like this and patch in a "fast way". But I don't  
think the program will remain stable a long time if we patch all  
problems in a "fast way" like this.

You know better than me what's the right thing to do, if you think  
there is no problem on only doing the darwin version check, it will  
be OK for me too. I only have the impression that there is a better  
way to proceed.


Le 15 févr. 08 à 01:07, Matt McCutchen a écrit :

> On Thu, 2008-02-14 at 23:38 +0100, Vitorio Machado wrote:
>> Hmmm, yes, I need to remove the dot:
>>   darwin[[0-38-9]]*) should do it, no?
> That won't match darwin version 40.  :)
> Matt

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