DO NOT REPLY [Bug 7799] Deletion of NetWare trustees is not propagated

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Sun Nov 21 17:44:17 MST 2010

matt at changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
            Summary|rsync don't full syncronise |Deletion of NetWare trustees
                   |xattr                       |is not propagated
            Version|2.6.8                       |3.0.5

------- Comment #1 from matt at  2010-11-21 18:44 CST -------
Copying of NetWare metadata per se is not currently a supported feature of
rsync.  Rsync simply copies the extended attributes exposed via the getxattr
interface.  If that does not have the effect of copying the NetWare metadata,
that could be considered a flaw in the design of the netware.metadata xattr.

Alternatively, if someone can identify what rsync could do specially in order
to copy the NetWare metadata correctly, you could request it as an enhancement.
 From the documentation you linked, I get the impression that the data passed
to setxattr(netware.metadata) is not literally the entire value to be set, but
some form of request that indicates what parts of the xattr should be modified
(arguably an abuse of the setxattr interface, but perhaps the most convenient
approach).  The zMOD_ALL_TRUSTEES flag sounds like it might be what is needed,
but that's just a guess; its meaning is not documented.

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