[Calendarserver-maintainers] Bug#504601: calendarserver needs user_xattr enabled filesystem

Sander Marechal s.marechal at jejik.com
Wed Nov 5 14:50:53 UTC 2008

Package: calendarserver
Version: 1.2.dfsg-6
Severity: normal

CalendarServer needs that the filesystem that holds /var/spool/caldavd is mounted
with the user_xattr flag, but the default options in Lenny do not use that flag when
mounting filesystems.

Not having this flag gives you a very cryptic error message from deep within the bowels
of the application. One that took me hours to track down.

Please add a note about the user_xattr mount option to /etc/default/calendarserver
so that the sysadmin can enable it before starting calendarserver.

Even better: Add a check for the user_xattr flag in the init.d script or into calendarserver
so that calendarserver refuses to start when its DocumentRoot does not support user_xattr.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages calendarserver depends on:
ii  adduser                 3.110            add and remove users and groups
ii  lsb-base                3.2-20           Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  python                  2.5.2-2          An interactive high-level object-o
ii  python-central          0.6.8            register and build utility for Pyt
ii  python-dateutil         1.4.1-2          powerful extensions to the standar
ii  python-kerberos         1.0+svn2455-1    A GSSAPI interface module for Pyth
ii  python-openssl          0.7-2            Python wrapper around the OpenSSL 
ii  python-pysqlite2        2.4.1-1          Python interface to SQLite 3
ii  python-twisted-calendar 0.2.0.svn19773-5 Twisted components for Apple's Cal
ii  python-vobject          0.6.0-1          parse iCalendar and VCards in Pyth
ii  python-xattr            0.4-4            module for manipulating filesystem
ii  python-xml              0.8.4-10.1       XML tools for Python
ii  ssl-cert                1.0.23           simple debconf wrapper for OpenSSL

calendarserver recommends no packages.

Versions of packages calendarserver suggests:
pn  python-pydirector             <none>     (no description available)

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