preview release: 2.6.0pre1

John Van Essen vanes002 at
Sat Dec 20 16:20:11 EST 2003

On Fri, 19 Dec 2003, Wayne Davison <wayned at> wrote:
> OK, I packaged up the current CVS as our first preview release for
> 2.6.0.  You can grab it here:

I checked the sources to see if the various fixes that I've been using
are in 2.6.0.  They are, but NEWS doesn't mention two of them.  Add:

    * Fixed bogus "malformed address {hostname}" message in rsyncd log
      when checking IP address against hostnames from "hosts allow"
      and "hosts deny" parameters in config file.

    * Print heap statistics when verbose >= 2 instead of when >= 1

(I suppose the 1st item could be shortened to just the first line.)

In the original patch to main.c that I submitted for the 2nd item,
this got left out when it was applied:

<       rprintf(FINFO, RSYNC_NAME "[%d] (%s%s%s) heap statistics:\n",
>       rprintf(FINFO, "\n" RSYNC_NAME "[%d] (%s%s%s) heap statistics:\n",

That leading "\n" separates the heap statistics from the filelist and
other verbose output.  Can you please add that?

Also, --version says:

  Copyright (C) 1996-2002 by Andrew Tridgell and others

Change 2002 to 2003.  If another 12 days go by, change it to 2004.  :)

A suggestion - at the end of the ./configure output, print:

    *   As of v2.6.0 the default remote shell is ssh instead of rsh.   *
    *   To use previous default of rsh:   ./configure --with-rsh=rsh   *

to make it really clear about the new default.
        John Van Essen  Univ of MN Alumnus  <vanes002 at>

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