rsync and broken symlinks

Dmitry V. Levin ldv at
Thu Dec 16 17:20:00 GMT 2004


On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 09:02:24AM -0800, Wayne Davison wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 02:34:02PM +0500, Yakov Hrebtov wrote:
> > You see, readlink call is successful. But rsync then trying to access
> > the referent of symlink... But referent doesnt exist.
> The only time that rsync calls access() on the files it is sending is
> when the "ignore nonreadable" parameter is set in a rsyncd.conf file (or
> if the default for this value was changed in the loadparam.c file from
> the normal value of "False").  So, if you're really doing a copy from an
> rsync daemon, check that daemon's setting of the "ignore nonreadable"
> parameter.  If you're not talking to a daemon, you'll have to figure out
> how the value of sDefault.ignore_nonreadable got to be non-zero.

I see, it happens due to the patched loadparam.c; I'll change that back.

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