rsync error: protocol incompatibility (code 2) at rsync.c, using --iconv=. and (code 2) and rsync-3.0.0pre8

Edmond Dantes edmond99 at
Thu Feb 7 19:09:46 GMT 2008

Dear List,

Running rsync on our intradisk Xscale Arm BigEndian MiniServer (NAS) 
System is causing some problems running
on special character files and crashing.
Rsync is syncing running on a mounted samba share, syncing to the local 
disk. It is started with the parameters
--iconv=. what I suggest is the solution for syncing the attached file.

log output in /var/log/messages
received request to transfer non-regular file: 1706 [sender]
rsync error: protocol incompatibility (code 2) at rsync.c(297) 

If running without the "--iconv=." option I get the following error
rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at 
main.c(1058) [sender=3.0.0pre8]
caused by the attached document file.

I'm using libiconv-1.9.1 and a linux-2.4.31 Kernel System based on an 
open embedded linux similar to openslug libc-2.3.90 system
my rsync command line ist as follows:
/sbin/rsync -v --log-file=/var/log/rsync.status.log --delete-before 
--partial -y -ogt -vaxH /mnt/download /export/backup

Thank you very much for any help,

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