I'm in the middle of trying to get this to all work in my lab. I'm using Suse
8.0 but the basic process should be the same. (SuSE 8.0 include XFS support
out of the box, so I have it a little easier than you.)
Everything is supposed to work now, but there are few things you still have to
do. (I understand that the latest Mandrake ships with everything already
1) Make sure you have a implementation of XFS that supports ACLs. (ACLs are
the users and permissions you are taking about.)
Note: You can use getfacl and setfacl from the command line to verify the above
is working, if you aren't sure.
2) Make sure you have libattr and libacl installed on your server. (You can
get them from the XFS site, but they are now being developed at
http://acl.bestbits.at/ and are shared by the xfs and bestbits projects)
3) Compile Samba from source with the --with-acl-support argument passed into
./configure. Unfortunately, Samba normally has a bunch of arguments passed
into ./configure, so if you want it to compile more or less like Redhat did,
then you need to get the spec file out of their SRPM. The easiest may be to
just add --with-acl-support to the spec file, then use "rpm -bi samba.spec" to
compile and install it.
Deployment and Integration Specialist
Compaq ASE - Tru64
Compaq Master ASE - SAN Architect
The Norcross Group
>> I am just wondering if with the new version of xfs and the new version of
>> Does changing the permissions of files/directories and adding usernames to
>> files/directories from a Winnt box work.
>> If it does now work can anyone give me pointers and getting it to work.
>> At this time the best I can do is change permissions on files of the
>> user/group/everyone. But I can't add users nor do I see any additional
>> users added from the linux side.
>> I am unable to make changes to directories.
>> This is an improvement from 1.02 and samba 2.2.3a. But I was hoping that
>> since it is partially working that maybe I am just missing something.
>> Clean install of RedHat 7.2 using XFS 1.02 ISO's then upgraded to XFS 1.1
>> using XFS redhat 1.1 rpm's.
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