xattr on freebsd (Re: [CalendarServer-users] freebsd?)

Douglas Kosovic douglask at itee.uq.edu.au
Wed Sep 13 14:49:45 PDT 2006

>> Looks like you are missing /include/sys/xattr.h. Try to see if  xattr.h 
>> is located somewhere else on your system. Failing that you  may need to 
>> install the xattr development package (or FreeBSD  equivalent) to allow 
>> compiling in xattr support.
> There is no xattr.h on the system (or in the source tree for that  matter) 
> and there are also no definitions of the missing symbols  anywhere else in 
> the /usr/include tree.

FreeBSD provides extended attributes through the <sys/extattr.h> API.

> Again, is there actually anyone out there who has this built on  FreeBSD? 
> It really looks like that is wishful thinking at the moment.

To build on FreeBSD, I guess the code would need to be modified to handle 
both the <sys/extattr.h> and <sys/xattr.h> APIs.


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