Communication problem with rsync-2.6.0

Wayne Davison wayned at
Mon Apr 5 15:34:03 GMT 2004

On Mon, Apr 05, 2004 at 01:02:44PM +0200, fiver at wrote:
> it was coused by command rsync -r source/ dest/ -e rsh

That command can't cause the error you mentioned since there is no host
specified on it.  I assume you removed a "host:" from either the source
or dest, right?  (i.e. using a single colon.)  The error you cited just
means that the remote command failed immediately, so you have to figure
out why.  Try using --rsync-path=/usr/bin/rsync just to be certain that
this isn't a PATH issue.  Then, use -vv so you can see the command that
is being run.  Try that command manually and see if you can discern why
it is failing.  If you see some kind of permission or other run failure
you can fix it and try again.  If the remote rsync crashes, you need to
figure out why (e.g. enable core dumps, get a core file, and examine it
in a debugger).


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