ACLs on /target/ while installation causing trouble

Ian Kelling ian at
Thu Oct 27 15:00:26 CEST 2016

For anyone else hitting this, also worth noting that basefiles
generated on a system with messed up acls can have
bad acls built in to them and they will need to be
fixed / recreated in addition to putting a new tar in the

Alternate way of getting new tar that I used:
On the fai server:

cat >/etc/fai/apt/preferences <<'EOF'
Package: tar
Pin: release a=jessie-backports
Pin-Priority: 500

tee -a >/etc/fai/apt/sources.list <<'EOF'
deb jessie-backports main

then regenerated the nfsroot.

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