rsync 2.5.5, HPUX, getting unexplained error at main.c(578)
knnf6cy7w001 at sneakemail.com
Wed Aug 21 15:38:01 EST 2002
I've seen this error on HP-UX systems as well. I spent a couple hours picking through the source trying to track it down, but so far no luck.
What I have discovered:
+ It's still broken as of last night's CVS version
+ It only seems to happen when sending files from an HP-UX system (receiving files on HP-UX works OK)
+ The remote system can be either HP-UX or Linux (and probably others), which suggests that it's a sender-side issue
+ It only happens when using the "--owner" or "--group" options (both implied by "-a" or "--archive")
+ It does happen when using those options as a non-root user (when their action would normally be ignored). It also happens when sending the files to root on the destination.
+ The return status of the wait_process() call appears to be normal (i.e. not obviously mangled), but is nonzero. The actual value seems to be random.
I plan to look at this more, but hopefully this info might help someone else track down this elusive HP-UX problem.
-- Steve Bonds
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