Problems synchronizing (error code 12)

Morten W. Petersen morten at
Tue May 23 03:42:30 GMT 2006

> This is the pertinent error.  It indicates that there was a problem in
> the zlib (compression) code.  I assume that the file you're updating
> already existing on the receiving side, correct?  One way that should
> avoid the problem in the compress code would be to drop the -z option.
> Another way to avoid the error would be to use --whole-file (which would
> force the file to be send in total).
> If there's any chance I could debug the rsync code using the affected
> files (both the source and the destination file), please let me know.
> Obviously, don't send me such huge files -- we'd need to work out some
> other means, such as privately making the files available for me to
> download, or allowing me to access a user login on your system.

Well, I deleted the file it failed on locally and rsynced - that worked.

It's a bit too much work to clear things and make the files accessible
for you as this is for a customer, but we'll consider making them
available if the problem persists.

Thanks for your help.  :)



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