rsync 2.5.7 link-dest seems broken

gname at gname at
Wed Dec 31 06:34:48 EST 2003

Wayne Davison <wayned at> writes:
> 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.

As i said, id reveals that the user name and primary group name is the same.
The numeric id's are different, but I assumed numeric id's are not used unless
explictly asked for.

The only other difference is that one side has a different set of groups to
the other, but in both case the current group is the same when running the

He spoke. And drank rapidly a glass of water

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