[CentOS] rsync bug with --relative and --delete fixed in CentOS5?

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Fri Oct 26 18:12:16 UTC 2007


Christian Volker wrote:
> Yohoo!
> 
> I'm using rsnapshot-1.3.0-1.el5.rf (from DAG) and rsync-2.6.9-1.el5.rf (from
> CentOS5) together.
> 
> Rsnapshot now starts every task with the "--relative" switch. Without this
> switch it will backup all subsequent folders (like /proc and so on) which
> isn't desired. So I can't omit the "--relative".
> 
> But there was a bug for rsync prior to 2.6.9 that it won't delete files from
> the destination directory when "--relative" and "--delete" are used together.
> See at http://samba.anu.edu.au/ftp/rsync/rsync-2.6.9-NEWS for this.
> 
> Now I figured out that this bug is fixed in FedoraCore5. See
> http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-February/msg00105
> .html The version there is rsync-2.6.9-1.FC5.1.
> 
> In CentOS5 I have rsync-2.6.9-1.el5.rf
> 
> Now my question is if this bug is fixed in CentOS5/ RHEL5?
> 
> If not, is there something scheduled to fix it or should I build the rsync
> package from the source of the FC5 tree?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Christian Volker

I am not sure if it is fixed in CentOS-5 or not, but that is not
relevant since you are NOT using the CentOS-5 rsync.

rsync-2.6.9-1.el5.rf ... the rf stands for RPMForge .. so, that is the
RPMForge version of rsync.

rsync-2.6.8-3.1 <== that is the version of rsync from CentOS-5.



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