[rsync-announce] Rsync 3.0.9pre2 released

Wayne Davison wayned at samba.org
Sat Sep 10 16:17:31 MDT 2011

Rsync version 3.0.9pre2 is now available for release testing.  This is
a bug-fix release.

Please test this new release and send email to the rsync mailing list
with any questions, comments, or bug reports.

To see a full summary of the changes since 3.0.8, visit this link:


The changes since 3.0.9pre1 are:

 - Fix a hang if a hard-linked file cannot be opened by the sender (e.g.
   if it has no read permission).

 - Fix the directory permissions on an implied dot-dir when using
   --relative (e.g. /outside/path/././send/path).

 - 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 execute permission.

 - 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.

 - Fixed the user home-dir handling in the support/lsh script.

 - Some minor manpage improvements.

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
one or more of the patches):


See the rsync website for other download methods, including diffs, etc.:


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