Issue with rsync 3.0.0 and iconv

Matt McCutchen matt at
Tue Apr 1 13:04:02 GMT 2008

On Tue, 2008-04-01 at 01:59 -0700, Kurt Martinsen 543 wrote:
> I have the same problem:
> received request to transfer non-regular file: 88183 [sender]
> rsync error: protocol incompatibility (code 2) at rsync.c(298)
> [sender=3.0.0]
> Is it just the one file that gets discarded or is it the whole process that
> stops at this point?

For protocol-corruption errors like this one, the whole process stops.

> Any plans on releasing a new binary version including this fix anytime soon?

Wayne plans to release rsync 3.0.1 in the next few days.  Until then,
you can use a nightly snapshot or exclude the offending file.  (This is
a major, easily overlooked advantage of rsync's filters: if one file
gives rsync trouble, one can simply exclude it so that the rest of the
run can proceed.)


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