Is F15 unbackuppable? (RemoveSETUID)

Roberto Ragusa mail at
Sun Jun 5 09:39:02 UTC 2011


which tools are able to backup the file capabilities which are
now used in F15 because of RemoveSETUID feature?

My tests with setcap/getcap (on F14) show that:

- cp -a                   works
- tar                     FAILS!
- rsync -a                FAILS!
- MidnightCommander copy  FAILS!

Are these things fixed on F15?

Am I right that every kind of remote backup solution based on tar or rsync
has been broken for F15? (especially because the remote machine is not
guaranteed to be F15 at all)

   Roberto Ragusa    mail at

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