rsync-2.4.7 NEWS file
mbp at valinux.com
Mon Aug 6 14:38:32 EST 2001
I've gone through the CVS commit log and tried to get every
user-visible change since 2.4.6, so that we can make a proper
announcement for 2.4.7. Please let me know if anything is
At this stage I'm planning to release two 2.4.7pre tarballs, one with
the "large nohang patch" and one without. Some people inside VA will
be stress-testing both, and so we can see which one works out best.
It seems like most reports on this list like the patch, but I think
tridge is still conceerned that it will cause too much memory
rsync 2.4.7 (sometime in 2001, maybe :)
* Martin Pool <mbp at samba.org> is now a co-maintainer.
* Support for LSB-compliant packaging <http://www.linuxbase.org/>
* Shell wildcards are allowed in "auth users" lines.
* Include/exclude cluestick: with -vv, print out whether files are
included or excluded and why.
* Many error messages have more friendly explanations and more
* Manual page improvements plus scanty protocol documentation.
* When running as --daemon in the background and using a "log
file" rsyncd.conf directive, close the log file every time it is
open when going to sleep on the socket. This allows the log
file to get cleaned out by another process.
* Change to using libpopt rather than getopt for processing
options. This makes the code cleaner and the behaviour more
consistent across platforms. popt is included and built if not
installed on the platform.
* More details in --version, including note about whether 64-bit
files, symlinks and hardlinks are supported.
* MD4 code may use less CPU cycles.
* Use mkstemp on systems where it is secure. If we use mktemp,
explain that we do it in a secure way.
* --whole-file is the default when source and target are on the
* Attempt to fix Large File Summit support on AIX.
* Attempt to fix error handling lockup bug.
* Give a non-0 exit code if *any* of the files we have been asked
to transfer fail to transfer
* Fix --cvs-exclude sigsegv bug.
* Applied "simple nohang patch" from Wayne Davison.
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