[rsync-announce] rsync release candidate rsync-2.5.5rc1 available

rsync-announce-admin at lists.samba.org rsync-announce-admin at lists.samba.org
Tue Mar 26 11:24:39 EST 2002

The rsync team is happy to announce the availability of a 2.5.5
release candidate.  If no serious bugs are reported against this
version it will become release 2.5.5 at the end of this week.

If you use rsync, please test this release candidate so that the final
release of 2.5.5 can be reliable.  In particular, we would appreciate
test results from people running Solaris or BSD, and from anybody who
has reported rsync bugs in the last week.

Thank you to everyone who contributed information or patches.

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rsync release candidate 2.5.5rc1 (26 March 2002)


    * With --progress, when a transfer is complete show the time taken;
      otherwise show expected time to complete. (Cameron Simpson)

    * Make "make install-strip" works properly, and "make install"
      accepts a DESTDIR variable for help in building binary packages.
      (Peter Breitenlohner, Greg Louis)


    * Fix situation where failure to fork (e.g. because out of process
      slots) would cause rsync to kill all processes owned by the
      current user.  Yes, really!  (Paul Haas, Martin Pool)

    * Fix test suite on Solaris.  (Jos Backus)

    * Fix minor memory leak in socket code.  (Dave Dykstra, Martin

    * Fix --whole-file problem that caused it to be the default even
      for remote connections.  (Martin Pool, Frank Schulz)

    * Work around bug in Mac OS X mkdir(2), which cannot handle
      trailing slashes.
      (Martin Pool)


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