DO NOT REPLY [Bug 6546] Rsync incurs errors trying to remove "security.selinux" xattr

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Sat Sep 5 13:38:27 MDT 2009

matt at changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|INVALID                     |
            Summary|lremovexattr problems       |Rsync incurs errors trying
                   |                            |to remove "security.selinux"
                   |                            |xattr

------- Comment #2 from matt at  2009-09-05 14:38 CST -------
Ignore the remark in comment #0.  The issue is that SELinux won't allow any
process to remove the "security.selinux" attribute, so perhaps rsync should not
try.  OTOH, if SELinux is disabled, removing the attribute might be a useful
thing to do.  One option would be to block this on bug 4573 and require the
user to specify --xattr-filter='P security.selinux' when desired.

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