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Re: Wishlist: xattr support in tarlz

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: Wishlist: xattr support in tarlz
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2023 18:31:53 +0100
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Hi Daniel,

Happy new year! :-)

Daniel Baumann wrote:
in Debian we've recieved a bug report that tarlz isn't supporting xattr
like tar.

It would be nice if tarlz could support both xattr and acls like tar
does, to make it (more of) a drop-in replacement of tar.

I have never planned to implement in tarlz support for the non-standardized can of worms that are xattr and acls. The initial set of patches[1] for GNU tar was pretty complicated and unportable, and it is still causing trouble to tar maintainers[2].

[1] https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-tar/2012-08/msg00012.html
[2] https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-tar/2022-08/msg00010.html

Moreover, I'm now too busy to even think about it. But thanks for reporting it.

Best regards,

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