[CalendarServer-users] off topic: tar --xattr

Pim Zandbergen P.Zandbergen at macroscoop.nl
Fri May 29 06:20:20 PDT 2009

Stroller wrote:
> If you run `tar --version` you'll probably find both machines are 
> running GNU tar.
> I suspect that GNU tar supports extended attributes at source, but 
> enabling it may be optional at compile time and that Ubuntu have 
> chosen not to enable it when they built the package. Ubuntu may have a 
> separate tar-xattr package that contains an enabled-binary, or you may 
> be able to obtain one from a different source. Worst case is that 
> you'll have to compile it yourself (download the gzipped tar from 
> <http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/>, untar it, then uninstall Ubuntu's 
> tar using synaptic or whatever).
> Suggest you search the notoriously helpful Ubuntu forums for "tar 
> extended attributes xattr" and see what others suggest.


Found out that it is a Fedora/Red Hat extension, which is on the 
wishlist for Debian:

I also requested the Fedora people to include DCS.
It appears they do want a calendar server in Fedora 12

Let's see who is first to have both DCS and tar --xattr :-)


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