Status of rsync + cygwin
ej.grace at imperial.ac.uk
Mon Aug 4 22:29:56 EST 2003
I have been following the rsync discussion list for some time, particularly
with reference to the rsync problems on Cygwin. From my understanding there
are two (seperate) issues.
1) Rsync can wait indefinitely due to some form of child/signal handling
problem (I imagine this can be a pain to get right for all the different
2) Long file names that are still within the POSIX limit can't always be read.
My understanding is that (1) is a rsync problem, for which a number of patches
have been proposed and (2) appears to be a cygwin problem.
Could you advise me as to:
* when (1) is likely to find its way into a rsync / cygwin release
* where the patches are (there was some confusion) and where to find info on
building under cygwin.
* Where to ask about the cygwin issues (I am asking here as I imagine people
"here" know a lot of the relevent people "there")
I am currently using rsync over a smbmount to backup a Windowz machine, *not*
ideal for many reasons, as I'm sure you are aware. For *nix -> *nix however
it is great!
Photonics Group, Physics Department
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