/rsync, Network file distribution/synchronisation utility
3.1.0, Package name:
rsync-3.1.0, 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)
- (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
- (2012-06-11) Package has been reborn
- (2012-06-11) Package deleted from pkgsrc
- (2011-10-04) Updated to version: rsync-3.0.9
CVS history: (Expand)
| 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.
| 2012-10-23 19:19:22 by Aleksej Saushev | Files touched by this commit (671) |
Drop superfluous PKG_DESTDIR_SUPPORT, "user-destdir" is default these days.
| 2012-10-03 23:59:10 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (2798) |
Bump all packages that use perl, or depend on a p5-* package, or
are called p5-*.
I hope that's all of them.
| 2011-10-19 16:47:30 by Ryo ONODERA | Files touched by this commit (1) |
Replace whitespaces with tabs.
| 2011-10-03 11:49:56 by Matthias Scheler | Files touched by this commit (2) |
Uopdate "rsync" package to version 3.0.9. Changes since 3.0.8:
- Fix a crash bug in checksum scanning when --inplace is used.
- Fix a hang if a hard-linked file cannot be opened by the sender (e.g.
if it has no read permission).
- Fix preservation of a symlink's system xattrs (e.g. selinux) on Linux.
- Fix a memory leak in the xattr code.
- Fixed a bug with --delete-excluded when a filter merge file has a rule
that specifies a receiver-only side restriction.
- Fix a bug with the modifying of unwritable directories.
- Fix --fake-super's interaction with --link-dest same-file comparisons.
- Fix the updating of the curr_dir buffer to avoid a duplicate slash.
- Fix the directory permissions on an implied dot-dir when using --relative
- Fixed some too-long sleeping instances when using --bwlimit.
- Fixed when symlink ownership difference-checking gets compiled into
- Improved the socket-error reporting when multiple protocols fail.
- Fixed a case where a socket error could reference just-freed memory.
- Failing to use a password file that was specified on the command-line is
now a fatal error.
- Fix the non-root updating of directories that don't have the read and/or
- Make daemon-excluded file errors more error-like.
- Fix a compilation issue on older C compilers (due to a misplaced var
- Make configure avoid finding socketpair on cygwin.
- Avoid trying to reference SO_BROADCAST if the OS doesn't support it.
- Fix some issues with the post-processing of the man pages.
- Fixed the user home-dir handling in the support/lsh script.
- Some minor manpage improvements.
| 2011-04-08 14:36:24 by Takahiro Kambe | Files touched by this commit (2) | |
Update rsync package to 3.0.8.
NEWS for rsync 3.0.8 (26 Mar 2011)
Protocol: 30 (unchanged)
Changes since 3.0.7:
- Fixed two buffer-overflow issues: one where a directory path that is
exactly MAXPATHLEN was not handled correctly, and one handling a
--backup-dir that is extra extra large.
- Fixed a data-corruption issue when preserving hard-links without
preserving file ownership, and doing deletions either before or during
the transfer (CVE-2011-1097). This fixes some assert errors in the
hard-linking code, and some potential failed checksums (via -c) that
should have matched.
- Fixed a potential crash when an rsync daemon has a filter/exclude list
and the transfer is using ACLs or xattrs.
- Fixed a hang if a really large file is being processed by an rsync that
can't handle 64-bit numbers. Rsync will now complain about the file
being too big and skip it.
- For devices and special files, we now avoid gathering useless ACL and/or
xattr information for files that aren't being copied. (The un-copied
files are still put into the file list, but there's no need to gather
data that is not going to be used.) This ensures that if the user uses
--no-D, that rsync can't possibly complain about being unable to gather
extended information from special files that are in the file list (but
not in the transfer).
- Properly handle requesting remote filenames that start with a dash. This
avoids a potential error where a filename could be interpreted as a
(usually invalid) option.
- Fixed a bug in the comparing of upper-case letters in file suffixes for
- If an rsync daemon has a module configured without a path setting, rsync
will now disallow access to that module.
- If the destination arg is an empty string, it will be treated as a
reference to the current directory (as 2.x used to do).
- If rsync was compiled with a newer time-setting function (such as
lutimes), rsync will fall-back to an older function (such as utimes) on a
system where the newer function is not around. This helps to make the
rsync binary more portable in mixed-OS-release situations.
- Fixed a batch-file writing bug that would not write out the full set of
compatibility flags that the transfer was using. This fixes a potential
protocol problem for a batch file that contains a sender-side I/O error:
it would have been sent in a way that the batch-reader wasn't expecting.
- Some improvements to the hard-linking code to ensure that device-number
hashing is working right, and to supply more information if the hard-link
- The --inplace code was improved to not search for an impossible checksum
position. The quadruple-verbose chunk[N] message will now mention when
an inplace chunk was handled by a seek rather than a read+write.
- Improved ACL mask handling, e.g. for Solaris.
- Fixed a bug that prevented --numeric-ids from disabling the translation
of user/group IDs for ACLs.
- Fixed an issue where an xattr and/or ACL transfer that used an alt-dest
option (e.g. --link-dest) could output an error trying to itemize the
changes against the alt-dest directory's xattr/ACL info but was instead
trying to access the not-yet-existing new destination directory.
- Improved xattr system-error messages to mention the full path to the
- The --link-dest checking for identical symlinks now avoids considering
attribute differences that cannot be changed on the receiver.
- Avoid trying to read/write xattrs on certain file types for certain OSes.
Improved configure to set NO_SYMLINK_XATTRS, NO_DEVICE_XATTRS, and/or
NO_SPECIAL_XATTRS defines in config.h.
- Improved the unsafe-symlink errors messages.
- Fixed a bug setting xattrs on new files that aren't user writable.
- Avoid re-setting xattrs on a hard-linked file w/the same xattrs.
- Fixed a bug with --fake-super when copying files and dirs that aren't
- Fixed a bug where a sparse file could have its last sparse block turned
into a real block when rsync sets the file size (requires ftruncate).
- If a temp-file name is too long, rsync now avoids truncating the name in
the middle of adjacent high-bit characters. This prevents a potential
filename error if the filesystem doesn't allow a name to contain an
invalid multi-byte sequence.
- If a muli-protocol socket connection fails (i.e., when contacting a
daemon), we now report all the failures, not just the last one. This
avoids losing a relevant error (e.g. an IPv4 connection-refused error)
that happened before the final error (e.g. an IPv6 protocol-not-supported
- Generate a transfer error if we try to call chown with a -1 for a uid or
a gid (which is not settable).
- Fixed the working of --force when used with --one-file-system.
- Fix the popt arg parsing so that an option that doesn't take an arg will
reject an attempt to supply one (can configure --with-included-popt if
your system's popt library doesn't yet have this fix).
- A couple minor option tweaks to the support/rrsync script, and also some
regex changes that make vim highlighting happier.
- Fixed some issues in the support/mnt-excl script.
- Various manpage improvements.
- Added ".hg/" to the default cvs excludes (see -C & \
- Use lchmod() whenever it is available (not just on symlinks).
- A couple fixes to the socketpair_tcp() routine.
- Updated the helper scripts in the packaging subdirectory.
- Renamed configure.in to configure.ac.
- Fixed configure's checking for iconv routines for newer OS X versions.
- Fixed the testsuite/xattrs.test script on OS X.
| 2010-01-02 13:39:16 by Matthias Scheler | Files touched by this commit (2) | |
Update "rsync" package to version 3.0.7. Changes since version 3.0.6:
- Fixed a bogus free when using --xattrs with --backup.
- Avoid an error when --dry-run was trying to stat a prior hard-link file
that hasn't really been created.
- Fixed a problem with --compress (-z) where the receiving side could
return the error "inflate (token) returned -5".
- Fixed a bug where --delete-during could delete in a directory before it
noticed that the sending side sent an I/O error for that directory (both
sides of the transfer must be at least 3.0.7).
- Improved --skip-compress's error handling of bad character-sets and got
rid of a lingering debug fprintf().
- Fixed the daemon's conveyance of io_error value from the sender.
- An rsync daemon use seteuid() (when available) if it used setuid().
- Get the permissions right on a --fake-super transferred directory that
needs more owner permissions to emulate root behavior.
- An absolute-path filter rule (i.e. with a '/' modifier) no longer loses
its modifier when sending the filter rules to the remote rsync.
- Improved the "--delete does not work without -r or -d" message.
- Improved rsync's handling of --timeout to avoid a weird timeout case
where the sender could timeout even though it has recently written data
to the socket (but hasn't read data recently, due to the writing).
- Some misc manpage improvements.
- Fixed the chmod-temp-dir testsuite on a system without /var/tmp.
- Make sure that a timeout specified in the daemon's config is used as a
maximum timeout value when the user also specifies a timeout.
- Improved the error-exit reporting when rsync gets an error trying to
cleanup after an error: the initial error is reported.
- Improved configure's detection of IPv6 for solaris and cygwin.
- The AIX sysacls routines will now return ENOSYS if ENOTSUP is missing.
- Made our (only used if missing) getaddrinfo() routine use inet_pton()
(which we also provide) instead of inet_aton().
- The exit-related debug messages now mention the program's role so it is
clear who output what message.
Approved by Alistair Crooks.