8.23. Attr-2.5.1

The attr package contains utilities to administer the extended attributes on filesystem objects.

Approximate build time: less than 0.1 SBU
Required disk space: 4.1 MB

8.23.1. Installation of Attr

Prepare Attr for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr     \
            --disable-static  \
            --sysconfdir=/etc \
            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/attr-2.5.1

Compile the package:

make

The tests need to be run on a filesystem that supports extended attributes such as the ext2, ext3, or ext4 filesystems. To test the results, issue:

make check

Install the package:

make install

8.23.2. Installation of Attr - 32bit

Clean previous build:

make distclean

Prepare Attr for compilation:

CC="gcc -m32" ./configure \
    --prefix=/usr         \
    --disable-static      \
    --libdir=/usr/lib32 \
    --host=i686-pc-linux-gnu

Compile the package:

make

Install the package:

make DESTDIR=$PWD/DESTDIR install
cp -Rv DESTDIR/usr/lib32/* /usr/lib32
rm -rf DESTDIR

8.23.3. Installation of Attr - x32bit

Clean previous build:

make distclean

Prepare Attr for compilation:

CC="gcc -mx32" ./configure \
    --prefix=/usr          \
    --disable-static       \
    --libdir=/usr/libx32   \
    --host=x86_64-pc-linux-gnux32

Compile the package:

make

Install the package:

make DESTDIR=$PWD/DESTDIR install
cp -Rv DESTDIR/usr/libx32/* /usr/libx32
rm -rf DESTDIR

8.23.4. Contents of Attr

Installed programs: attr, getfattr, and setfattr
Installed library: libattr.so
Installed directories: /usr/include/attr and /usr/share/doc/attr-2.5.1

Short Descriptions

attr

Extends attributes on filesystem objects

getfattr

Gets the extended attributes of filesystem objects

setfattr

Sets the extended attributes of filesystem objects

libattr

Contains the library functions for manipulating extended attributes