DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6312] rsync -X does not preserve SELinux context

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Fri Nov 20 23:50:24 MST 2009

matt at changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |DUPLICATE

------- Comment #2 from matt at  2009-11-21 00:50 CST -------
(In reply to comment #0)
> Re the reason for closing bug 5356:
> I don't see "that the "lsetxattr"
> failure is caused by a fundamental change in the file system data structures
> implementing extended SELinux file attributes between Linux kernels" 2.6.26 and
> 2.6.27, which seems the implication of the reason for closing the bug.

The above has been refuted at :
> You have to understand that SELinux labels are not defined in the kernel, but
> *loaded* in the kernel at startup sourcing from the policy files.

I.e., this is most likely caused by an incompatibility in the SELinux policy
and is no fault of rsync, just like bug 5356.  Please reopen if you have
evidence to the contrary.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 5356 ***

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