--fake-super locally?

Kevin Korb kmk at sanitarium.net
Sun Jul 21 13:16:01 MDT 2013

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I agree with you that it isn't working then but it works for me...

kmk at dementia% cd /var/tmp
kmk at dementia% rsync -vai --fake-super /etc/hosts ./
sending incremental file list
> f+++++++++ hosts

sent 1778 bytes  received 31 bytes  3618.00 bytes/sec
total size is 1705  speedup is 0.94
kmk at dementia% ls -l hosts
- -rw-r--r-- 1 kmk tv 1705 Sep 11  2012 hosts
kmk at dementia% getfacl hosts
# file: hosts
# owner: kmk
# group: tv

kmk at dementia% getfattr hosts
# file: hosts

kmk at dementia% getfattr --name user.rsync.%stat hosts
# file: hosts
user.rsync.%stat="100644 0,0 0:0"

On 07/21/13 14:57, Grant wrote:
>> Use getfattr not getfacl.
> It still looks like the attributes aren't being written:
> # rsync --fake-super source/test destination/test # getfattr
> source/test ; getfattr destination/test #
>> Also, user_xattr is a mount option not a kernel boot option.
> Yes, I should have said I mounted with user_xattr.
> - Grant
>>>>> Can I somehow use --fake-super or something similar to save
>>>>> the original ownership info to ACLs?
>>>> Sure, should work fine. Keep in mind that --fake-super
>>>> affects both sides of a local transfer unless you take steps
>>>> to isolate the option.  From the manpage for 3.0.x:
>>>> Since there is only one "side" in a local copy, this option 
>>>> affects both the sending and receiving of files.  You’ll need
>>>> to specify a copy using "localhost" if you need to avoid
>>>> this, possibly using the "lsh" shell script (from the
>>>> support directory) as a substitute for an actual remote shell
>>>> (see --rsh).  This option is overridden by both --super and 
>>>> --no-super.
>>>> From the manpage for 3.1.0 (note that -M (--remote-option)
>>>> is also a diff for 3.0.x):
>>>> For a local copy, this option affects both the source and
>>>> the destination. If you wish a local copy to enable this
>>>> option just for the destination files, specify
>>>> -M--fake-super.  If you wish a local copy to enable this
>>>> option just for the source files, combine --fake-super with
>>>> -M--super.
>>> Does this mean that if I rsync --fake-super files on a local 
>>> machine, an ACL will be written to the destination files and
>>> the source files? If so I should upgrade to 3.1 so I can use 
>>> -M--fake-super.
>>> I tested this:
>>> rsync --fake-super -a source/test destination/test
>>> but I think this means the ACL is not being written:
>>> # getfacl destination/test # file: destination/test # owner:
>>> root # group: root user::rw- group::r-- other::r--
>>> What could I have done wrong?  I enabled ext3 ACL extended 
>>> attributes in the kernel and booted with user_xattr.
>>> - Grant

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