[rsync-announce] Rsync 3.0.3pre3 released

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Mon Jun 23 03:01:20 GMT 2008

I have made rsync 3.0.3pre3 available for release testing.  This is another
bug-fix release, with the only "enhancements" being made to the manpages and
the testsuite.

These are the changes that have happened since 3.0.3pre2:

  - Fixed the sending of xattr directory information when the code finds
    a --link-dest or --copy-dest directory with unchanged xattrs -- the
    destination directory now gets these unchanged xattrs properly

  - Fixed an xattr-sending glitch that could cause an "Internal abbrev"

  - Fixed deletion handling when copying a single, empty directory (with
    no files) to a differently named, non-existent directory.

  - Fixed the backing up of a device or special file into a backup dir.

  - Fixed a problem with how a destination path with a trailing dot-dir
    was compared against the daemon excludes.

  - If a file's length is so huge that we overflow a checksum buffer
    count (i.e. several hundred TB), warn the user and avoid sending an
    invalid checksum struct over the wire.

  - If a source arg is excluded, --relative no longer adds the excluded
    arg's implied dirs to the transfer.  This fix also made the exclude
    check happen in the better place in the sending code.

  - Improved the code to better handle a system that has only 32-bit
    file offsets.

  - Improved the daemon tests, including checking module comments, the
    listing of files, and the ensuring that daemon excludes can't affect
    a dot-dir arg.

  - Improved some build rules for those that build in a separate
    directory from the source, including better install rules for the
    man pages, and the fixing of a proto.h-tstamp rule that could make
    the binaries get rebuild without cause.

  - Improved the testsuite to work around a problem with some utilities
    (e.g. cp -p & touch -r) rounding sub-second timestamps.

To see a full summary of the changes since 3.0.2, visit this link:


You can download the source tar file and its signature from here:


The patches directory is now in a separate tar file (for those that want it):


See the rsync homepage for more links, e.g. manpages & diffs:


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