[CentOS] rsync from rescue boot

Tue Feb 7 11:22:54 UTC 2012
Michael Simpson <mikie.simpson at gmail.com>

On 31 January 2012 22:14, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 4:01 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 3:14 PM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On 01/31/2012 09:47 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
>>>>> No, I'm trying to have rsync make an outbound connection over ssh from
>>>>> the rescue environment and getting what looks like an argument error
>>>>> from ssh.   Ssh itself works and I can connect to the same target if I
>>>>> run it directly, and the exact same rsync command lines work from a
>>>>> normal host.  Either rsync isn't setting up the remote command right,
>>>>> or ssh isn't allowing it and giving a bad error message.

There was a buggy version of rsync that did this. It wasn't
initialising the ssh session properly
from my email a while ago:

On Tue, 23 Aug 2011, Ned Slider wrote:

> On 23/08/11 12:35, Michael Simpson wrote:
>> Hello
>> Is anyone else having problems on 5.6 using the new rsync from the CR repo
>> I have only managed to get rsync (called from the cli) working again
>> after downgrading it to the previous 2.x release as the newer version
>> was just spitting out the ssh usage information and failing.
>> This server is stock i386 with just the CR as an extra repo.
>> regards
>> mike
> Known issue I'm guessing:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=724041
> which was fixed nearly a month ago.

So instead of saying nearly a month ago how about we we say it was only
released 20 days ago. BZ says it was released 03 Aug 11.

> If this is your issue, try appending username at host like so:
> rsync user at host:/
> as a workaround, but I'm not sure why CentOS is still shipping an old
> broken version?

Umm, maybe because upstream shipped rsync-3.0.6-4.el5.i386.rpm with 5.7 and
the rsync-3.0.6-4.el5_7.1.i386.rpm has not made it to CentOS yet.

Remember that bug for bug compatibility thing. :-)

Patience is a virtue.