Help please... rsync 2.5.5 on Solaris 2.7

Michael Fischer fischer-michael at
Mon May 13 19:50:04 EST 2002

> Hi all, I have just re-joined the list. I have been using Rsync on my
> Linux servers for a number of years now without fault. I now have the
> need to Rsync data between two Solaris 2.7 servers.
> This has got me stumped... Hoping that someone might have a quick answer
> for me?
> bash-2.03$ rsync -auvvvz sydney:/sun /sun
> opening connection using remsh sydney
> rsync --server --sender -vvvulogDtprz . /sun
> bash: rsync: command not found
> rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes read so far)
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(150)
> _exit_cleanup(code=12, file=io.c, line=150): about to call exit(12)
> bash-2.03$
> I can happily rsh and rcp these between these two hosts as the user... I
> have tried both the Sparc PKG at and compiled with the
> latest source including the latest Zlib. What am I doing wrong?

The error message says that the server shell couldn't find a command
named "rsync".  Check the bash startup scripts to make sure that they
run without error and that PATH is set correctly.  You said you
recompiled rsync.  Is the directory where you put the executable (perhaps
/usr/local/bin) listed in PATH?


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