4.3. acl

Updated acl packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Access Control Lists (ACLs) are used to define finer-grained discretionary access rights for files and directories. The acl packages contain the getfacl and setfacl utilities needed for manipulating access control lists.

Bug Fixes

BZ#674883
Prior to this update, the setfacl.1 man page was not intelligible in that it did not state that removing a non-existent ACL entry is not considered to be an error. With this update, the setfacl.1 man page has been updated so that its content is now intelligible and exactly specifies the aforementioned behavior with regard to removing a non-existent ACL entry.
BZ#702638
Prior to this update, the package specification did not reflect a change of the upstream project web page address. This update corrects the respective address in the package specification.
All users of Access Control Lists should upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.
Updated acl packages that add two enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Access Control Lists (ACLs) are used to define finer-grained discretionary access rights for files and directories. The acl packages contain the getfacl and setfacl utilities needed for manipulating access control lists.

Enhancements

BZ#720318
Prior to this update, the ACL library did not provide any function to check for extended ACLs of a file without following symbolic links. The only available function, acl_extended_file(), used to cause unnecessary mounts of autofs. This update introduces a new function, acl_extended_file_nofollow(), that checks for extended ACLs of a file without following symbolic links.
BZ#723998
Previously, the ACL library was linked without support for RELRO (read-only relocations) flags. With this update, the library is now linked with partial RELRO support.
Users of acl are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which add these enhancements.