rsync 2.5.7 link-dest seems broken

Wayne Davison wayned at
Wed Dec 31 06:00:58 EST 2003

On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 11:41:08AM +0000, gname at wrote:
> rsync -avcz hostb:popt aaa
> rsync -avcz --link-dest=`pwd`/aaa hostb:popt bbb
> [...]
> and the files are not linked

Check if the output of the "id" command yields different user info on
hosta and hostb.  I was able to duplicate your failure only when that
was true -- i.e. it succeeded when the user info was identical on the
two machines.  So, yes, this appears to be a bug in some circumstances.


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