Reliability and robustness problems

John rsync at
Wed Jun 9 23:21:41 GMT 2004

Wayne Davison wrote:

>On Wed, Jun 09, 2004 at 09:42:08PM +0800, John wrote:
>>I will install 2.6.2 when the backup run has completed, but I want the 
>>current run to complete first.
>Since you're using multiple sources with --delete, make sure the 2.6.2
>code you compiled has been patched with the simple fix attached to this
>bug report:

<sob> Here's why I don't launch into wholesale changes to rsync....

First I cut and pasted the patch. It half fitted so I reversed it.
vim flist.patch
patch <flist.patch
patch -R <flist.patch

I then saved it and copied it with scp. Patched again:
patch  <attachment.cgi
summer at Echidna:~/packages/rsync-2.6.2$ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -uc
gcc -I. -I. -Wall -O2  -c flist.c -o flist.o
flist.c: In function `send_file_entry':
flist.c:349: `lastdir_len' undeclared (first use in this function)
flist.c:349: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
flist.c:349: for each function it appears in.)
make[1]: *** [flist.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/summer/packages/rsync-2.6.2'

At least I seem to have solved the most pressing problem, it's still 
chugging away despite the ADSL link at home going down for upwards of 30 
seconds that I've noticed.

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