[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#532153: Bug#532153: Bug#532153: smbfs: fsetxattr fails with smbmount from Debian/amd64 to Debian/i386

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Sun Jun 7 20:29:06 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 05:31:32AM +0930, Arthur Marsh wrote:
>> Do you have POSIX ACLs enabled on the server?  Turning them on as a mount
>> option for the underlying filesystem would be the quickest way to resolve
>> this bug, I think; and if that works then we know this bug report should be
>> reassigned to the CIFS driver.

> Not as far as I know... not ACL-specific settings are in the server  
> smb.conf.

> How would I enable POSIX ACLs on the server?

They have to be enabled at the filesystem level.  If you're using ext3,
there's an "acl" mount option (which can also be toggled on the filesystem
itself, using "tune2fs -o acl /dev/<device>").  I think you can toggle this
with a remount, as well; e.g., 'mount -oremount,acl /usr'.

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