Problem copying >2GB files on HP-UX 11i with rsync 2.5.6

jw schultz jw at
Sun Aug 17 12:06:27 EST 2003

On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 10:58:36AM -0500, Rivera, Tony wrote:
> I have downloaded the source for rsync 2.5.6 and compiled it without
> adjusting any options, no problems. Performed a test copy of a file GT 2 GB
> and it failed. In the file configure I changed the line to
> "--enable-largefile", removed all the .o files, performed a ./configure,
> gmake, gmake install.  Tried the test copy and again received the following
> error message:
> rsync:  writefd_unbuffered failed to write 32768 bytes: phase "unknown":
> Broken pipe
> rsync error:  error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(515).
> This is the line command I used for the test copy:
> rsync -vurpoglt --progress --states  source-file  target-directory/
> The system is an HP  RP8400 8x24 running HP-UX 11.11 patched to June 2003,
> HP C/ANSI C Developer's Bundle, HP aC++ Compiler, and gcc-3.2.3 .
> Look forward to your response. Thank you in advance.

The error message you report has nothing to do with
largefiles.  It indicates that the receiver process (a
child) died.  There should be another error message above
this from the receiver.

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