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Re: [Findutils-patches] xattr and capability support

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: [Findutils-patches] xattr and capability support
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:11:21 +0100
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On 11/03/2014 10:42 PM, KillBoy PowerHed wrote:
> Hi list,

Your mail is hard to read because your mailer inserts lots of spurious
blank lines and fails to wrap long lines.

> I was recently reading up on 'capabilies' and noticed that find has no 
> support for locating files based on extended attributes or capabilities, I 
> thought this was a valid use case but maybe that's just me?

Thanks for the report and attempt at a patch.  Yes, that sounds like a
useful functionality to add to find.  However, since your patch is
non-trivial, we either need you to submit copyright assignment to the
FSF, or you will have to wait for someone else to implement the same
idea without borrowing from your patch.  Is copyright assignment
something you are willing to pursue?  My understanding is that the FSF
allows individuals to complete assignment (which requires their legal
name) while still using a preferred pseudonym on the public patches,
although most contributors don't try to hide behind a pseudonym.

> autopoint: *** Missing version: please specify in through a line 
> 'AM_GNU_GETTEXT_VERSION(x.yy.zz)' the gettext version the package is using

That's weird, because the latest findutils.git has:

What version of autopoint are you running?  It could be that you have a
buggy version of gettext (the source of autopoint) installed on your
system.  We really do need the patch against findutils.git rather than a
prior tarball.

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library

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