xattrs with --link-dest inconsistancy

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Sat Jul 7 21:45:56 GMT 2007

On Wed, 4 Jul 2007, Wayne Davison wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 01:09:21PM -0600, Jon Jensen wrote:
>> With --link-dest, whichever xattrs existed on the first instance of a file
>> are the ones that are kept forever, unless something else changes
>> (timestamp, data, etc.) and a new file is created.
>> I didn't see this in the rsync or Red Hat Bugzillas. Should I file a bug?
> It wouldn't be in the rsync bugzilla because xattr support is going to
> first appear in rsync 3.0.0 when it is released.  Some packagers (e.g.
> Red Hat) chose to apply an xattrs patch to rsync, but that patch was
> quite buggy, and I don't recommend using it.

The previous poster I recommended found the same problem with rsync from 
CVS head. I should file it in rsync bugzilla if I encounter it in CVS 
head, right?


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation

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