jw schultz jw at
Sun Sep 7 09:01:15 EST 2003

On Sat, Sep 06, 2003 at 11:25:01AM -0700, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 04:14:12PM -0700, jw schultz wrote:
> > Just get CVS head which includes the --files-from option as well as a
> > number of bug fixes and other enhancements.
> The only caveat I have about this is that there has been a protocol
> version bump in CVS with no guarantee that this new protocol won't change
> before the next release.  Thus, if you decide to deploy the CVS version,
> you should commit to keeping it updated until release; at least with any
> changes that might affect interoperability in the new, not-yet-finalized
> protocol version.  These changes are rare, but it would require either
> monitoring the checkins for such changes, or just installing the latest
> CVS version from time to time.

I'd temper that caveat by saying it only applies when
communicating with other rsyncs running a incompatible
protocol at the same protocol version (CVS HEAD at a
different time).  As long as all your rsync binaries running
CVS with the protocol bump are the same you'll have no
problem.  CVS rsync will have no problem communicating with
rsyncs running a released version of rsync.

What you should not do is run a public rsync server on
CVS having a protocol bump (current HEAD) unless you patch
it to downgrade the protocol version.

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