error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at token.c(288)

Stuart Anderson sba at
Sat Feb 2 06:48:19 EST 2002

According to Albert Chin:
> On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 08:51:17AM -0800, Stuart Anderson wrote:
> > I also found on deja-news reports that this is a known and fixed problem
> > with zlib-1.1.2. Any chance of rsync upgrading to zlib-1.1.3?
> Jos Backus posted a patch to do this a few days ago. Try applying his
> patch and reporting back to the list if it solves your problem.

Unfortunately, this does not solve my problem, i.e., the following fix
in zlib-1.1.3 is not the one that rsync is triggering:

- fix "an inflate input buffer bug that shows up on rare but persistent
  occasions" (Mark)

At this point the workaround is to turn off compression.

Stuart Anderson  sba at

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