[Bug 8201] rsync 3.0.8 destroys SELinux security context of symbolic links

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Mon Jun 6 03:49:01 MDT 2011


--- Comment #4 from Martin Wilck <martin.wilck at ts.fujitsu.com> 2011-06-06 09:49:00 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #3)
> Wayne, your change regressed bug 7109.  Linux needs NO_SYMLINK_XATTRS only for
> the "user" namespace.

IMHO NO_SYMLINK_XATTRS doesn't have the right semantics. Under Linux, trying to
read or set a "user" attribute on a symlink will raise EPERM. The Right Thing
to do for rsync would be to ignore this specific type of error. That's not what

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