./net/rsync, Network file distribution/synchronisation utility

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 3.1.1nb2, Package name: rsync-3.1.1nb2, Maintainer: tron

rsync is a replacement for rcp that has many more features.

rsync uses the "rsync algorithm" which provides a very fast method for
bringing remote files into sync. It does this by sending just the
differences in the files across the link, without requiring that both
sets of files are present at one of the ends of the link beforehand.
This makes rsync a good remote file distribution/synchronisation utility
in a dialup PPP/SLIP environment.

Note: it requires rsync on the destination machine.

There is a Computer Science Technical Report on the rsync algorithm
included in the distribution, and is also available as

Master sites: (Expand)

SHA1: c84faba04f721d393feccfa0476bfeed9b5b5250
RMD160: de7ad955cb05d481a963aa30423790f3d82efe7b
Filesize: 869.262 KB

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   2015-09-14 16:00:01 by Emmanuel Dreyfus | Files touched by this commit (5)
Log message:
NetBSD extended attribute support, from upstream
   2015-06-12 12:52:19 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3152)
Log message:
Recursive PKGREVISION bump for all packages mentioning 'perl',
having a PKGNAME of p5-*, or depending such a package,
for perl-5.22.0.
   2015-02-07 23:58:19 by Tobias Nygren | Files touched by this commit (5)
Log message:
The SUNET archive is being decomissioned ( http://ftp.sunet.se/news.html )
   2014-10-09 16:07:17 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (1163)
Log message:
Remove pkgviews: don't set PKG_INSTALLATION_TYPES in Makefiles.
   2014-07-23 10:58:03 by Matthias Scheler | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
Switch myself from owner to maintainer as I'm perfectly happy with somebody
else updating this package anyway.
   2014-07-22 11:47:57 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 3.1.1:

NEWS for rsync 3.1.1 (22 Jun 2014)
Protocol: 31 (unchanged)
Changes since 3.1.0:


    - If the receiver gets bogus filenames from the sender (an unexpected
      leading slash or a ".." infix dir), exit with an error.  This \ 
prevents a
      malicious sender from trying to inject filenames that would affect an
      area outside the destination directories.

    - Fixed a failure to remove the partial-transfer temp file when interrupted
      (and rsync is not saving the partial files).

    - Changed the chown/group/xattr-set order to avoid losing some security-
      related xattr info (that would get cleared by a chown).

    - Fixed a bug in the xattr-finding code that could make a non-root-run
      receiver not able to find some xattr numbers.

    - Fixed a bug in the early daemon protocol where a timeout failed to be
      honored (e.g. if the remote side fails to send us the initial protocol

    - Fixed unintended inclusion of commas in file numbers in the daemon log.

    - We once again send the 'f' sub-flag (of -e) to the server side so it
      knows that we can handle incremental-recursion directory errors properly
      in older protocols.

    - Fixed an issue with too-aggressive keep-alive messages causing a problem
      for older rsync versions early in the transfer.

    - Fixed an incorrect message about backup-directory-creation when using
      --dry-run and the backup dir is not an absolute path.

    - Fixed a bug where a failed deletion and/or a failed sender-side removal
      would not affect the exit code.

    - Fixed a bug that caused a failure when combining --delete-missing-args
      with --xattrs and/or --acls.

    - Fixed a strange dir_depth assertion error that was caused by empty-dir
      removals and/or duplicate files in the transfer.

    - Fixed a problem with --info=progress2's output stats where rsync would
      only update the stats at the end of each file's transfer.  It now uses
      the data that is flowing for the current file, making the stats more
      accurate and less jumpy.

    - Fixed an itemize bug that affected the combo of --link-dest, -X, and -n.

    - Fixed a problem with delete messages not appearing in the log file when
      the user didn't use --verbose.

    - Improve chunked xattr reading for OS X.

    - Removed an attempted hard-link xattr optimization that was causing a
      transfer failure.  This removal is flagged in the compatibility code, so
      if a better fix can be discovered, we have a way to flip it on again.

    - Fixed a bug when the receiver is not configured to be able to hard link
      symlimks/devices/special-file items but the sender sent some of these
      items flagged as hard-linked.

    - We now generate a better error if the buffer overflows in do_mknod().

    - Fixed a problem reading more than 16 ACLs on some OSes.

    - Fixed the reading of the secrets file to avoid an infinite wait when
      the username is missing.

    - Fixed a parsing problem in the --usermap/--groupmap options when using
      MIN-MAX numbers.

    - Switched Cygwin back to using socketpair "pipes" to try to speed \ 
it up.

    - Added knowledge of a few new options to rrsync.


    - Tweaked the temp-file naming when --temp-dir=DIR is used: the temp-file
      names will not get a '.' prepended.

    - Added support for a new-compression idiom that does not compress all the
      matching data in a transfer.  This can help rsync to use less cpu when a
      transfer has a lot of matching data, and also makes rsync compatible with
      a non-bundled zlib.  See the --new-compress and --old-compress options in
      the manpage.

    - Added the support/rsync-no-vanished wrapper script.

    - Made configure more prominently mention when we failed to find yodl (in
      case the user wants to be able to generate manpages from *.yo files).

    - Have manpage mention how a daemon's max-verbosity setting affects info
      and debug options.  Also added more clarification on backslash removals
      for excludes that contain wildcards.

    - Have configure check if for the attr lib (for getxattr) for those systems
      that need to link against it explicitly.

    - Change the early dir-creation logic to only use that idiom in an
      inc-recursive copy that is preserving directory times. e.g. using
      --omit-dir-times will avoid these early directories being created.

    - Fix a bug in cmp_time() that would return a wrong result if the 2 times
      differed by an amount greater than what a time_t can hold.


    - We now include an example systemd file (in packaging/systemd).

    - Tweaked configure to make sure that any intended use of the included popt
      and/or zlib code is put early in the CFLAGS.
   2014-05-30 01:38:20 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3049)
Log message:
Bump for perl-5.20.0.
Do it for all packages that
* mention perl, or
* have a directory name starting with p5-*, or
* depend on a package starting with p5-
like last time, for 5.18, where this didn't lead to complaints.
Let me know if you have any this time.
   2014-04-19 01:29:39 by Matthias Scheler | Files touched by this commit (3)
Log message:
Add security patch from Samba GIT repository to address remote DoS
vulnerability in rsync's daemon mode (CVE-2014-2855).