AW: AW: [Kolab-devel] Re: kolab_bootstrap -b fails on Solaris 8 Sparc

ComCept Net GmbH Soliva soliva at
Wed Oct 5 18:30:54 CEST 2005


The issue about ps aux (-elf) is done it means this is not anymore a problem
also because I saw that in the next release the command will be posix like!

The case with cp -pRP seems to me not really posix like it means I do not
know where it can be loked at it but what I can say is that on Solaris a cp
-pRP does not exist it means:

User Commands                                               cp(1)

     cp - copy files

     /usr/bin/cp [-fip@] source_file target_file

     /usr/bin/cp [-fip@] source_file... target

     /usr/bin/cp  -r | -R [-fip@] source_dir... target

     /usr/xpg4/bin/cp [-fip@] source_file target_file

     /usr/xpg4/bin/cp [-fip@] source_file... target

     /usr/xpg4/bin/cp  -r | -R [-fip@] source_dir... Target

     -R    Same as -r, except  pipes  are  replicated,  not  read

     -p    Preserve. cp  duplicates  not  only  the  contents  of
           source_file,  but  also  preserves the owner and group
           id, permission modes, modification  and  access  time,
           ACLs,  and  extended attributes, if applicable. Notice
           that the command may fail if ACLs are copied to a file
           system  without  appropriate support. The command will
           not fail if unable to  preserve  extended  attributes,
           modification  and access time, or permission modes. If
           unable to preserve owner and group  id,  cp  will  not
           fail,  and  it  will clear S_ISUID and S_ISGID bits in
           the target. cp will  print  a  diagnostic  message  to
           stderr  and return a non-zero exit status if unable to
           clear these bits.

           In order to preserve the owner and group  id,  permis-
           sion  modes,  and modification and access times, users
           must have the  appropriate  file  access  permissions.
           This  includes being superuser or the same owner id as
           the destination file.

The option -P does not exists on Solaris 8 see also (enter under "Set comamnd name" the
required command and on the fly you will see the man pages).

I would not say that Solaris is overall posix but this command cp is under
normal circumstances and under Solaris posix like?

The other stuff I would test in the next days...coming back with the


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Betreff: Re: AW: [Kolab-devel] Re: kolab_bootstrap -b fails on Solaris 8

Hi Andrea,

Am Montag, 3. Oktober 2005 17:06 schrieb soliva at
> I do not know if I can help in this case but a friend did some
> investigation of that problem and found out the following:

thanks this is of course quite helpful.

> As problematic syscalls I see:
> Problems in /kolab/etc/kolab/kolab_bootstrap
>   ps aux

Can you replace this with "ps -elf" and try as indicated in my other email?

>   cp -pRP

Under GNU/Linux the options would mean:
         -p, --preserve
         -R, --recursive
	 -P     same as `--no-dereference'

              never follow symbolic links

IEEE Std 1003.1, 2004 Edition says:
Take actions on any symbolic link specified as a source_file operand or any 
symbolic link encountered during traversal of a file hierarchy.
        -R  Copy file hierarchies.
        -p Duplicate the following characteristics of each source file
         time of last data modification and time of last access
         user ID and group ID
         file permission bits and the S_ISUID and S_ISGID bits.

so the use seems POSIX compliant to me.

> Problems in kolab/lib/perl/vendor_perl/5.8.7/Kolab/
>   [root at kolab2 /kolab/lib/perl/vendor_perl/5.8.7/Kolab]# grep diff * |
>        my $rc = `diff -q $cfg $oldcfg`;
>   [root at kolab2 /kolab/lib/perl/vendor_perl/5.8.7/Kolab]#

Can you replace this with what Thomas suggested?
And then try again to bootstrap?


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