Ian Smith wrote:

On Sat, 4 Oct 2008, Redd Vinylene wrote:
 > On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 9:22 PM, George Hartzell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
 > > Redd Vinylene writes:
 > >  > On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 9:02 PM, George Hartzell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
 > >  > >
 > >  > > If you do an ls -lo /home/jail/box/usr/bin/chpass, you'll probably see
 > >  > > the schg flag set.  Man chflags for more info and instructions on how
 > >  > > to unset it
 > >  > >
 > >  > > g.
 > >  > >
 > >  >
 > >  > Yes:
 > >  >
 > >  > -r-sr-xr-x  6 root  wheel  schg 18468 Aug  2 19:47 
 > >  >
 > >  > So I'd simply have to "chflags noschg /usr/jail/box/usr/bin/chpass"
 > >  > and then "cp /usr/jail/box/usr/bin/chpass
 > >  > /home/jail/box/usr/bin/chpass"?
 > >
 > > I think that you ought to be able to cp it as is.  You're just not
 > > allowed to change the original (e.g. remove it), which is why your mv
 > > and rm failed.
 > >
 > > g.
 > >
> > I've been told that changing flags might seriously mess things up. Is
 > there any way to copy the remaining files from /usr/jail into
 > /home/jail, or do I have to rebuild everything from scratch?

Having read the thread to date, I reckon you should:

 a) find(1) all schg files in your jails (was chpass the only one?)
 b) clear the schg flag on any such found as above (-R if you like)
 c) use mv as you originally intended (if they're still there :)
 d) chflags schg on all files that were originally set that way.

If you do use cp instead of mv, make sure to use cp -p to preserve each file's owner/group/permissions/datestamp.

 e) make sure any and all symlinks still point to the right file/s.

Personally I'd use cp -pR rather than mv in case I stuffed it up :) but then being perhaps overcautious I'd have started off with a 'ls -lR /usr/jail > listfile' (if I hadn't made a backup tar) to at least have a full list of what was where, with what user/perms etc ..

Also read cp(1) re -R flag carefully .. if there are any hard linked files, as there may well be, then using tar to move these would be the safest bet anyway - plus you'd have a backup .. next time anyway :)

Since it just failed to mv some files, you shouldn't need to rebuild if you can mv those files and reset their flags/permissions correctly.

Yes, there are hardlinks, so "the best" way to move all files with preserving flags, permissions, links etc is something like this:
   [copy jails by tar (or use cpio if you prefer)]
tar -cf - -C /usr/jail . | tar -xpf - -C /home/jail
   [remove flags from old jail files]
chflags -R noschg /usr/jail
   [remove old jail files]
rm -r /usr/jail

But it applies only in case before you use chflags -R noschg on original files (as you post earlier - now you do not have flags anymore)

Another way is to use getfacl/setfacl or mtree to get backup of original files permissions and restore them later.

Miroslav Lachman
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