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Recommended update for ACL handling


(Last modified: 07SEP2004)

solutions Recommended update for ACL handling SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (90aa3925a30effb7d8d5989aa6c1aea2)

Applies to

Package: acl
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Patch: patch-9329
Release: 20040907
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using file system ACL should install this patch.



Problem description

The processing of the X pseudo permission in setfacl() is is not correct. The sequence of commands must not get modified directly or else only the first file is processed correctly, and X is not evaluated for any other file.
This update fixes the problem by adding a test for the X pseudo permission. Additional fixes are:
  • include Polish message translations by Jakub Bogusz
  • fix cut and paste eror in the manual page


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 -Uvh acl.rpm libacl.rpm libacl-devel.rpm

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