an unwanted chroot() call

Daniel Ortmann dortmann at
Thu Nov 13 07:22:05 EST 2003

Ok, I figured out the answer, and as a result I have a suggestion:

The rsyncd.conf documentation for "use chroot" should specify that:

    "use chroot = yes" is the default.

To: rsync at
Subject: an unwanted chroot() call
From: Daniel Ortmann <dortmann at>
Date: 12 Nov 2003 14:01:25 -0600
Message-ID: <hc6ekwdicfe.fsf at>

> Hello,
> I am trying to run rsync under my own userid on a high-numbered port.
> The problem is that, when I use the --daemon option, I get an error
> saying that a chroot() call failed.
> My config file does *not* have any chroot call in it.
> How can I avoid a chroot() invocation when running as a normal non-root
> user?
> Thanks in advance for any advice!

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