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Recommended update for package star


(Last modified: 29JAN2003)

solutions Recommended update for package star SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (740c074d7ef711d1ee86a2e6e7d9efd8)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
UnitedLinux 1.0

Package: star
Release: 20030129
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using star on filesystems with ACLs should install this update.



Problem description

Star fails with a "Cannot convert ACL 'Prename:,Lastname' to internal format" error message if access control lists contain entries for users or groups, and the user name or group name contains spaces.
This commonly happens with Samba winbindd, for built-in Windows groups like Domain Users and the like.
Previous versions of Star were creating corruped archives due to this bug, and were also unable to restore ACLs with spaces in user/group names correctly. This update fixes archive creation and restoration, and also allows archives that were created with a buggy version to be restored correctly.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh star.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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