/rsync, Network file distribution/synchronisation utility
3.1.1, Package name:
rsync-3.1.1, 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:
Version history: (Expand)
- (2014-07-24) Updated to version: rsync-3.1.1
- (2014-05-30) Updated to version: rsync-3.1.0nb2
- (2014-04-19) Updated to version: rsync-3.1.0nb1
- (2013-10-03) Updated to version: rsync-3.1.0
- (2013-06-01) Updated to version: rsync-3.0.9nb2
- (2012-10-04) Updated to version: rsync-3.0.9nb1
CVS history: (Expand)
| 2014-07-23 10:58:03 by Matthias Scheler | Files touched by this commit (1) |
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) | |
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 \
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
- Switched Cygwin back to using socketpair "pipes" to try to speed \
- 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
- 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) |
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) |
Add security patch from Samba GIT repository to address remote DoS
vulnerability in rsync's daemon mode (CVE-2014-2855).
| 2014-03-11 15:34:41 by Jonathan Perkin | Files touched by this commit (99) |
Import initial SMF support for individual packages.
| 2014-03-11 15:05:19 by Jonathan Perkin | Files touched by this commit (350) |
Remove example rc.d scripts from PLISTs.
These are now handled dynamically if INIT_SYSTEM is set to "rc.d", or
| 2013-10-02 20:06:19 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (3) |
- Output numbers in 3-digit groups by default (e.g. 1,234,567). See the
--human-readable option for a way to turn it off. See also the daemon's
"log format" parameter and related command-line options (including
--out-format) for a modifier that can be used to request digit-grouping
or human-readable output in log escapes. (Note that log output is
unchanged by default.)
- The --list-only option is now affected by the --human-readable setting.
It will display digit groupings by default, and unit suffixes if higher
levels of readability are requested. Also, the column width for the size
output has increased from 11 to 14 characters when human readability is
enabled. Use --no-h to get the old-style output and column size.
- The output of the --progress option has changed: the string "xfer" was
shortened to "xfr", and the string "to-check" was \
shortened to "to-chk",
both designed to make room for the (by default) wider display of file
size numbers without making the total line-length longer. Also, when
incremental recursion is enabled, the string "ir-chk" will be used
instead of "to-chk" up until the incremental-recursion scan is done,
letting you know that the value to check and the total value will still
be increasing as new files are found.
- Enhanced the --stats output: 1) to mention how many files were created
(protocol >= 28), 2) to mention how many files were deleted (a new line
for protocol 31, but only output when --delete is in effect), and 3) to
follow the file-count, created-count, and deleted-count with a subcount
list that shows the counts by type. The wording of the transferred count
has also changed so that it is clearer that it is only a count of regular
| 2013-05-31 14:42:58 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2880) |
Bump all packages for perl-5.18, that
a) refer 'perl' in their Makefile, or
b) have a directory name of p5-*, or
c) have any dependency on any p5-* package
Like last time, where this caused no complaints.