FIXED: rsync hangs on cygwin

jw schultz jw at
Wed Jan 21 18:20:56 GMT 2004

On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 05:24:19AM -0600, John Van Essen wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, Dmitry Melekhov <dm at> wrote:
> > Jeremy Lin wrote:
> > 
> >>rsync hangs under Cygwin have been a longstanding issue. There was a
> >>message earlier today about upgrading to the 1.5.6-1 cygwin dll, which
> >>supposedly fixes the problem (and does, for me).
> >>
> > 
> > Hello!
> > 
> > Thank you!
> > It works :-)
> Another happy Cygwin user.  :)
> Since this has been such a long-standing, important bug and is
> finally now fixed, maybe the contents of that message announcing
> the 1.5.6-1 cygwin dll deserves placement on the rsync home page?

I concur.

To help googlers i have changed the subject and include this

	The rsync cygwin hang bug appears to be fixed.
	Users experiencing rsync hangs when on cygwin should
	run the cygwin dll version 1.5.6-1 or greater.  This
	will avoid the problem variously as rsync process
	never dies or rsync does not complete, rsync does
	not exit, and the ones previously mentioned.

If those having web pages related to rsync on cygwin link to
a mail archive of this message that will also help raise
it's profile in google and other search engines.

	J.W. Schultz            Pegasystems Technologies
	email address:		jw at

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