installing/updating rsync 2.6.7 on os x

Banana Flex flex.banana at
Wed Mar 22 19:43:57 GMT 2006

don't update rsync on a Mac OS X system
because you don't have the -E (--extended-attributes) with the  
release of rsync-2.6.7 from source
this is important, you don't have any chance to copy a meta data of a  
file if you use any other release of rsync

the version of rsync included in the system as been modified by Apple

if you want a fresh copy of rsync, use this configuration:

banana:~ banana$ ./configure --srcdir=. --prefix=/usr --exec-prefix=/ 
usr --bindir=/usr/bin --datadir=/usr/share --sysconfdir=/etc -- 
localstatedir=/var --libdir=/usr/lib --includedir=/usr/include -- 
mandir=/usr/man --build=powerpc-apple-darwin8 --host=powerpc-apple- 
darwin8 --target=powerpc-apple-darwin8

banana:~ banana$ make
banana:~ banana$ sudo make install

good luck


On Mar 15, 2006, at 6:58 PM, Simon Margulies wrote:

> I'm trying to update my rsync on os x 10.4.5.
> downloaded the latest rsync-2.6.7.tar.gz
> as described in the configure --help I started ./configure and the  
> output tells me that all works out fine.
> then running rsync (in /usr/local/bin) in bash the output still  
> tells me, it would be: rsync  version 2.6.0  protocol version 27
> what am I doing wrong?
> thanks
> Simon
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