[Gllug] strange cp error

Martin A. Brooks martin at hinterlands.org
Wed Jun 6 07:52:14 UTC 2007

salsaman at xs4all.nl wrote:
> I`m setting up a new machine, and just got a strange error which I`ve
> never seen before:
> [root at localhost lives]# /bin/cp ./foo /usr/bin
> cp: setting attributes for `/usr/bin/foo': Operation not supported
> What is causing this, and how do I stop it from happening ?

You might get this when, for example, copying a file marked as 
executable to a partition mounted with the "noexec" flag.
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