Vernon A. Fort vfort at
Wed Feb 13 07:16:47 EST 2002

I am simply running the rsync command with nothing else, rsync and press enter.  The only reason I am asking is I saw there was a much newer version then I am currently using (2.4.6) and thought about upgrading.  Once I compiled (ignoring the warning), I saw this message after it display the usage.  I have been using rsync to keep backup copies of our data of several different servers thoughtout our wan so before I switch, I really need to make sure everythings ok with the 2.5.2 version and after seeing that message, I not so sure? - I have no issues with 2.4.6.

Vernon A. Fort

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave Dykstra [mailto:dwd at]
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 10:25 AM
To: Vernon A. Fort
Cc: rsync at
Subject: Re: Rsync-2.5.2

On Mon, Feb 11, 2002 at 10:50:54PM -0600, Vernon A. Fort wrote:
> New to the group!
> Which version is considered stable for redhat 7.2.  I have attempted to
> compile 2.5.2  but recieve numerous compile warning. Once installed, I
> receive the following error but just keying rsync {return}.

Don't worry about the warnings; there are lots because gcc -Wall option
was recently added but the warnings haven't been fixed.

> Please see the rsync(1) and rsyncd.conf(5) man pages for full documentation
> See for updates, bug reports, and answers
> rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(824)
> The last line worrys me.  Should i stick with the 2.4.6 from redhat?

2.5.2 has a serious bug, but that's not the symptom.  What's the full
command you are you trying to give it?

- Dave Dykstra

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