new rsync release needed soon?

Robert Weber Robert.Weber at Colorado.EDU
Wed Jul 31 11:32:01 EST 2002

On the subject of needed patches, I just recently completed a patch for
librsync that fixed the mdfour code to have uint_64 or 2 uint_32's for
size.  Without this, the checksums on files >512Megs are incorrect.  The
code should drop into rsync without a hitch.  The same goes for mdfour in
samba, becuase that is where librsync got the code from anyway.

						Robert Weber
						University of Colorado

> On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 10:21:49AM +1000, Martin Pool wrote:
> > On 30 Jul 2002, Wayne Davison <wayned at> wrote:
> > > On Tue, 30 Jul 2002, Martin Pool wrote:
> > > > The --password-file option only applies to rsync daemon connections,
> > > > not ssh.
> > > 
> > > Perhaps we should make rsync complain about such options that don't make
> > > sense (another example being trying to use -e with a "::" hostspec)?
> > 
> > There's a patch in cvs to make it complain about -e with "::".
> > 
> > The manual actually already says that --password-file does not effect 
> > remote shells, but I have made it a bit more obvious.  
> > 
> > I agree that a warning would be good.
> > 
> > Shall we do a new release soon?
> > 
> > There's just one more change I would like to put in, which is partially
> > rolling back the IPv6 patch so that it uses the old code, unmodified,
> > if --disable-ipv6 is specified.  I'm not sure this needs to go in 
> > before the next release though.  I think it would reduce the overall
> > level of pain, particularly on older platforms.
> Yes I think a new release is needed soon, but there's more patches than
> that that should get in.  A bunch of them have been posted and I was hoping
> you were keeping track of them and would be putting more of them in.
> The patch that I'd most like to see get in JD Paul's patch for using SSH
> and daemon mode together.  We still don't have an agreement on what the
> syntax should be.  I think the combination of -e ssh and :: which he
> implemented is the most understandable syntax and we should just go with
> it.
> I think there should be a special call for testing when you a release is
> about ready to go, and give people about a week to soak it.  We want to be
> sure we get a stable release.
> - Dave Dykstra
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