Monday, 6 August 2018

Re: RFC: baseline requirements for Ubuntu rootfs: xattrs and fscaps

On Mon, 6 Aug 2018 at 21:16, Steve Langasek <> wrote:
> I think it's exceedingly unlikely that anyone is going to unpack, and
> subsequently boot, an Ubuntu root tarball on a filesystem that doesn't
> support xattrs. All the filesystems that Ubuntu supports out of the box as
> rootfs (in terms of installers, and filesystem tools preinstalled) support
> xattrs.

while this is strictly true, 'snap pack' and 'snapcraft pack'
currently disable xattrs, and the store will not approve snaps that
are built with xattrs.

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