[Bug 2583] New: rsync fails with "authentication failure"

John Van Essen vanes002 at umn.edu
Sun Apr 10 08:56:42 GMT 2005

On Sat, 9 Apr 2005, Wayne Davison <wayned at samba.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 09, 2005 at 06:08:32AM -0500, John Van Essen wrote:
>> So there's yet another case of an upgrade to FC 3 causing an auth problem.
> Another?  Did I miss something?  Or are you referring to the LDAP
> crashes?  If so, that isn't what I would call an auth problem (since the
> LDAP library crashes rsync after the transfer has begun).

Sorry - I was blending "auth" problems with other crashes.

The first link I mentioned turns out to be unrelated and the
second link is a problem with calling getpwuid after a chroot.

This thread also mentions a similar problem after upgrading to FC2 that
was resolved by removing chroot (this message has an strace log):


So there have been chroot-related problems with newer library code that
are manifested by rsync crashes (when it isn't even rsync's fault).
I inadvertently lumped them together with this latest, resolved, "problem".
        John Van Essen  Univ of Minn. Alumnus  <vanes002 at umn.edu>

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