DO NOT REPLY [Bug 4611] i always get "rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23)" even when there is nothing to transfer

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Sun Oct 14 21:23:38 GMT 2007

wayned at changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |FIXED
            Summary|i always get "rsync error:  |i always get "rsync error:
                   |some files could not be     |some files could not be
                   |transferred (code 23)" even |transferred (code 23)" even
                   |when there is nothing to    |when there is nothing to
                   |transfer                    |transfer
            Version|2.6.9                       |3.0.0

------- Comment #1 from wayned at  2007-10-14 16:23 CST -------
The reason for the error-exit value is that rsync output that message about not
using the RSYNC_PASSWORD environment variable as an error, which makes rsync
think that something went wrong with the file transfer.

I could have changed the message from an "FERROR" to an "FINFO" message, but I
don't see the purpose in having rsync comment on the presence of an environment
variable when it was explicitly told to use a file on the command-line.  I have
fixed in this in CVS by removing the message.

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