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bug #56880: libattr: lookup for xattr.conf outside of sysconfdir

Submitter:  Luca BRUNO <lucab>
Submitted:  Wed 11 Sep 2019 01:23:41 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  1 - Wish
Item Group:  None Status:  None
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Wed 11 Sep 2019 01:23:41 PM UTC, original submission:  

libattr currently looks up for a "xattr.conf" file in a single hardcoded directory (in sysconfdir). On most Linux distribution, this means `/etc/xattr.conf`.

It would be helpful for libattr to additionally lookup for read-only distribution-provided default configs, outside of `/etc`.
In particular, it could support a layered approach with priority, where the following paths are looked up in order:

  • /usr/lib/libattr/xattr.conf
  • /etc/libattr/xattr.conf
  • /run/libattr/xattr.conf

(Plus for `/etc/xattr.conf` for compatibility reasons)

Or any similar approach which allows to decouple read-only distribution defaults and runtime user customizations.

Luca BRUNO <lucab>


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