Proposal: Extended Attribute support in Kioslave: File

David Faure faure at
Fri May 5 12:10:59 BST 2006

On Friday 05 May 2006 08:31, Daniel Nakata wrote:
> As an initial step toward my goal of saturating KDE with support for extended 
> attributes, I'd like to suggest the following modifications to the kdelibs 
> codebase:
> 1) Add --enable-xattr to configure(.in(.in)), and have it define HAVE_XATTR, 
> if -lattr works (libattr is available).  If so, add "-lattr" to LIBS.

In trunk we use cmake, so no anymore.
In any case we check for libattr anymore (in both kde3 and kde4), due to the ACL support.
We don't check for attr/xattr.h though, but for sys/xattr.h...

> How does this sound?  I'm willing to write it up if there's a chance it would 
> make it into KDE officially.

This sounds good for kdelibs trunk (kde4).

David Faure, faure at, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
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