Wallace Matthews wmatthews at
Mon Jun 14 13:22:45 GMT 2004

I have 2 servers. Both have my home directory on a common file server mounted as /home/wally. I have 2.6.2 in my home directory in 
/home/wally/rsync/rsync-2.6.2 and I am doing a push from one file server to another.

My command line has /home/wally/rsync/rsync-2.6.2/rsync as its command. I have verified that is the command that is in *_rsync_argvs. I had assumed that the remote server would also be using /home/wally/rsync/rsync-2.6.2/rsync for its execution. 

Could it be simply using "rsync" and using an older "rsync" that happens to be installed and in the path??

The reason I ask is that I am seeing large files being sent twice (not all the times but frequently). This was a bug in 2.5.7 (the native rsync in our redHat distribution). It was reported as being fixed in 2.6.2. 

I reported it as a "--backup" problem on friday, but over the week end I realized that this may be the old bug and that I noticed it primarily because I was testing "--backup" and that I saw the second copy displacing my backup file. 

Before I reported that the bug is back, I want to make sure that my environment is doing what I think it is. 


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