bugfix: indeterministic file choice from multiple sources

Paul Slootman paul at debian.org
Wed Aug 25 08:03:39 GMT 2004

On Wed 25 Aug 2004, Dirk Pape wrote:

> some time ago I reported a bug, where we saw indeterministic behaviour of 
> rsync (all versions since 2.5), when having the same file appearing in 
> multiple sources. Sometimes the file in the first source was copied, other 
> times the file was copied from one of the other sources.
> Since in our scenario using rsync we rely on deterministic behaviour, we 

What I'm wondering is why it's a problem that the same file is
"randomly" copied from one of a number of sources, if indeed it is the
same file. The resulting destination will be the same, right?

Paul Slootman

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