unpack_smb_acl unknown error, + rsync maintainability
mike at bombich.com
Tue Sep 1 08:09:57 MDT 2009
Rsync shouldn't be converting UUID to uid/gid *for ACL entries*
(because Mac OS X stores those ACEs with a reference to a UUID, not a
uid/gid). For file ownership, etc., it should maintain its current
On Aug 31, 2009, at 10:08 PM, Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-08-31 at 16:59 -0500, Mike Bombich wrote:
>> Regardless, rsync shouldn't be converting uuid to uid/gid for Mac OS
>> X, it's unnecessary.
> This is really a question of whether Mac users expect users/groups
> to be
> preserved by uid/gid or by uuid. Are you saying it makes more sense
> preserve by uuid? What would --numeric-ids do?
> More broadly, I don't think it's a scalable approach to continue
> ad-hoc workarounds to rsync for the quirks of various filesystems. It
> would be better to have a filesystem-specific component that exposes
> the metadata it knows about as named attributes (gvfs-info does
> something like this) and let the core file-copy tool focus on
> efficiently transferring and flexibly manipulating that
> But such extensible design seems to be uncharacteristic of the current
> rsync codebase. Maybe it would be better to pursue this idea in a new
> tool along the lines of rZync and superlifter.
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