rsync-3.0.2 fails testsuite in itemize

Ruediger Oertel ro at
Tue Apr 15 08:46:33 GMT 2008

On Mon, 14 Apr 2008, Wayne Davison wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 02:05:00AM +0200, Ruediger Oertel wrote:
>> fails (most of the time) in the itemize test:
> That is only true if rsync is compiled to think it can change the time
> on a symlink and sometimes it can't.  Either ignore that particular
> failure, or comment-out HAVE_LUTIMES in config.h and recompile (which
> will make rsync never try to set the time on a symlink).

Ah thanks, stupid me ...

I had been applying a patch to do just that up to 2.6.9 but somehow
dropped it with 3.0.0 ...
with kind regards (mit freundlichem Grinsen),
    Ruediger Oertel (ro at,ro at,bugfinder at
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