Rsync - does it really do an *exact* copy?

Matt McCutchen hashproduct at
Thu Jun 1 03:27:10 GMT 2006

On Wed, 2006-05-31 at 08:58 -0800, tyko brown wrote:
> > I don't think I would have had this problem if the man page was correct.
> > With the FC5 distro, the man page for rsync doesn't match the version
> > (which is 2.6.6).  That is, if I 'man rsync' there is no information at
> > all in regards to the -X (--xattrs) option.
> Did you report this as a bug so that it gets fixed, and that others don't have the same problem?
> Have you got the rh bugzilla number?

The trouble is that the 2.6.6 acl and xattr patches only update the yodl
input files, not the generated man files, and the Fedora people didn't
think to invoke yodl2man during RPM building.  This problem will
magically go away when Fedora makes a package for a newer rsync because
the patches in the newer releases also patch distributed generated files
like the man pages.  Thus it might not be necessary to report a bug.


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