This document describes how to configure and build the extended
attribute library and utility from source, and how to install them.
0. If you have the binary rpm, simply install it and skip to step 2 (below).
The rpm command to do this is:
# rpm -Uvh acl
The Debian command to do this is:
# dpkg -i acl
or, if you have apt configured (don't need the binary package):
# apt-get install acl
1. Configure, build and install the package
The "acl" package uses autoconf/configure and expects a GNU build
environment (your platform must at least have both autoconf and gmake).
If you just want to spin an RPM and/or tar file, use the Makepkgs
script in the top level directory. This will configure and build
the package and leave binary and src RPMs in the build/rpm
directory. It will also leave a tar file in the build/tar
# ./Makepkgs verbose
If you want to build the package and install it manually, use the
# make configure (or run autoconf; ./configure)
# su root
# make install install-lib
Note that there are so many "install" variants out there that we
wrote our own script (see "install-sh" in the top level directory).
If you wish to turn off debugging asserts in the command build and
turn on the optimizer then set the shell environment variables:
before running make configure or Makepkgs.
2. How to Contribute
See the README file in this directory for details about how to
contribute to the Linux access control lists project.