[CalendarServer-users] Is xattr still needed when using Postgres?

Peter Mogensen apm at one.com
Thu Apr 25 12:01:41 PDT 2013

On 2013-04-25 21:00, calendarserver-users-request at lists.macosforge.org 
> xattr support would only be needed for the ability to upgrade / import from previous versions; these days we use Postgres instead of a file-based store, so no need for extended attributes once everything is running a modern version (and all data has been upgraded / imported).
> If you don't need to upgrade from an ancient version, you can probably just comment out the appropriate bits in support/build.sh:

> +#  py_dependency -v 0.5 -r 1038 \
> +#    "xattr" "xattr" "xattr" \
> +#    "http://svn.red-bean.com/bob/xattr/releases/xattr-0.6.1/";

With 4.2 this seems not to be the whole truth.
CalendarServer still requires the directory containing the 
.calendarserver_version file to support xattr.

Though it doesn't use them for anything. It just does an xattr operation 
on all files it finds there.


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