Filename too long

Tony at Tony at
Thu Apr 27 09:35:29 GMT 2006

Me, I'd move to a current version.
Source, ./configure ; make; make install
seems to work fine for me on RedHat 6.2, 7.1 assorted Fedora Core.
Workaround is probably to tar the file and rsync the tar.
(If slow connection, tar both ends)
If it's one file of many, easiest whould be to upgrade.

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> E.Sriram
> Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 3:55 AM
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> Subject: Filename too long
> This is the rsync version I am using.
> rsync  version 2.5.5  protocol version 26
> Copyright (C) 1996-2002 by Andrew Tridgell and others
> <>
> Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks, batchfiles,
>               IPv6, 64-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums
> I have a file with a looooong name which I rsync from PC1 to PC2.
> (redhat-9)
> I am getting the following error.
> mkstemp
> fileStore/18/f26012/2006/Apr/date-23/61000000291587/inline/.laidlaw
> discordant appetite banjo crankcase voracious selfadjoint corroborate
> mulish pipe glossolalia deity creedal commonwealth senate exorcise
> easternmost deride extroversion bogy eerie seton clergy crinkle duluth
> term deputation uracil dough .gif.arQtMB failed: File name too long
> rsync error: partial transfer (code 23) at main.c(578)
> Any workarounds?? Should I move to a later version??
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