Rsync 3.0.0pre2 released

Simo Sorce ssorce at
Fri Oct 12 14:20:19 GMT 2007

On Fri, 2007-10-12 at 10:58 +0200, Paul Slootman wrote:
> On Thu 11 Oct 2007, Wayne Davison wrote:
> > I've just released rsync 3.0.0pre2, the second pre-release version for
> > the upcoming 3.0.0 release.
> > 
> > Please test this out and email the rsync mailing list with any
> > questions, comments, bug reports, etc.  Thanks!
> One thing that's not 100% clear for me: in the NEWS file you state:
>  - Added the --acls (-A) option to preserve Access Control Lists.  This is
>    an improved version of the prior patch that was available, and it even
>    supports OS X ACLs.  (If you need to have backward compatibility with
>    old, patched versions of rsync, apply the acls.diff file from the patches
>    dir.)
> Does applying the acls.diff patch influence the workings of the new
> "standard" --acls option, when _not_ talking to an old patched version?
> If it doesn't harm the standard working, then it's probably a good idea
> for the Debian packaged version to apply the diff at least until this
> version of rsync is contained in an official new release of Debian...

By reading the code, I'd answer: no.
It seem they just allow rsync to try exchanging this info with versions
of the protocol prior 30.


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