attr - utilities for manipulating filesystem extended attributes

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename attr_2.4.48-4_amd64.deb
Package name attr
Package version 2.4.48
Package release 4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category admin::filesystem admin::user-management implemented-in::c interface::commandline role::program scope::utility utils works-with::file
License -
Maintainer Guillem Jover <>
Download size 40.43 KB
Installed size 160.00 KB
A set of tools for manipulating extended attributes on filesystem
objects, in particular getfattr(1) and setfattr(1).
An attr(1) command is also provided which is largely compatible
with the SGI IRIX tool of the same name.


Package Version Architecture Repository
attr_2.4.48-4_i386.deb 2.4.48 i386 Debian Main
attr - - -


Name Value
libattr1 = 1:2.4.48-4
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Binary Package attr_2.4.48-4_amd64.deb
Source Package attr

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install attr deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install attr




2019-03-01 - Guillem Jover <>
attr (1:2.4.48-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Replace gettext with autopoint in autopkgtest Depends fields.
2019-03-01 - Guillem Jover <>
attr (1:2.4.48-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Run «autoreconf -f -i» in autopkgtests to handle modified build system
sources due to patching, triggering regeneration of the build system,
and failing because the exact tool versions are not available.
2019-03-01 - Guillem Jover <>
attr (1:2.4.48-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Run upstream test suite separately from the build, so that we can ignore
just the test suite errors. This was in practice not a problem as we then
call the install target, so we'd catch errors later on, but still wrong.
* Remove now unnecessary debian/clean file.
* Fix silent and verbose builds:
- Only pass VERBOSE=1 to the check target where it is relevant.
- Pass --disable-silent-rules to configure only when terse is not present.
* Remove spurious escaped newline in «make install».
* Uniformize assignment of --build and --host options for configure.
* Reorder .PHONY entries.
* Add minimally required build dependencies to autopkgtest Depends fields.
* Rename attr-autoconf-version-check.patch to
build-require-autoconf-version.patch and improve its description fields.
2019-02-28 - Guillem Jover <>
attr (1:2.4.48-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
- Add upstream signing key, and modify debian/watch file to fetch and
check orig tarball signatures.
- Refresh patches:
+ 00-no-debian-Makefile.patch: Remove, fixed upstream.
+ Ditto.
+ 02-687531-fix-missing-ldflags.patch: Ditto.
+ 15-test-perl-warning.patch: Update, rename to test-perl-warning.patch.
+ 12-643587-attr-autoconf-version-check.patch: Update, rename to
- Make the syscall wrappers be Linux-specific again.
+ syscalls-linux.patch: New patch.
- Upstream removed the <attr/xattr.h> header, put a compat header back
that uses <sys/xattr.h> for the heavy lifting. Closes: #782428
+ compat-xattr-header.patch: New patch.
- Pull patches from upstream git master:
+ 0001-test-escape-left-brace-in-a-regex-in-test-run.patch
+ 0002-man-fix-bold-style-in-SEE-ALSO-section.patch
+ 0003-man-standardize-AUTHORS-section.patch
+ 0004-Enable-large-file-support-on-systems-that-do-not-ena.patch
+ 0005-getfattr.1-by-default-only-user-namespace-attributes.patch
+ 0006-attr_list.3-Fix-the-attributes.h-include-path.patch
+ 0007-Switch-back-to-syscall.patch
+ 0008-attr_multi-attr_multif-Don-t-set-errno-to-EINVAL.patch
+ 0009-attr_list-attr_listf-Guard-against-unterminated-buff.patch
- Update attr_copy_action in symbols file for newly assigned version node.
- Update minimum version for shlibs file.
- Update debian/rules to handle the modernized upstream build system.
- Update autopkgtests to handle the modernized upstream build system.
- Update debian/copyright file.
- The package should build now on musl. Closes: #782830
* Include new pkg-config file.
* Include /etc/xattr.conf in shared library package, required by
attr_copy_action() function.
* Add Build-Depends-Package field to the symbols file.
* Enable all hardening build flags.
* Remove Multi-Arch fields from udeb packages.
* Mark autopkgtest tests as flaky instead of superficial, they do not cope
well with the Debian buildd environment.
* Add build-essential to autopkgtest Depends fields.
* Remove trailing whitespace and blank lines from debian/copyright.
* Fix several typos in the man pages.

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