Making rsync compile under Mac OS X 10.3.9 with extended
rdutoit at capecod.net
Sat Jan 26 00:56:19 GMT 2008
Somewhat along the same lines, I wanted to see if rsync 3 would work
on Mac OS10.3X so I made a test partition and installed 10.3.2 on it
( no updates around). I then installed xcode 1.5 and with a fresh copy
of rsync 3.0.0pre8 and tried ./configure which worked fine. When I
tried "make" however I got the following error:
Robert-DuToits-Computer:~/rsync-3.0.0pre8 robertdutoit$ make
perl ./mkproto.pl ./*.c ./lib/compat.c
Failed to create rounding.h!
make: *** [rounding.h] Error 1
Does anyone have an idea how to make this work or if anyone has had
success with OS10.3X and rsync 3?
Thanks, Rob DuToit
On Jan 25, 2008, at 11:45 AM, Vitorio Machado wrote:
> Le 24 janv. 08 à 16:30, Matt McCutchen a écrit :
>> On Thu, 2008-01-24 at 13:25 +0100, Vitorio Machado wrote:
>>> Somebody knows if it's possible to compile rsync (version 3 would be
>>> great, but can be 2.6.x) under Mac OS X 10.3.9 with extended
>>> I have tried to compile rsync from source but the problem I found is
>>> that the xattr patch seems to need the acl patch. But 10.3 doesn't
>>> have the ACL support so doesn't provides the expected headers and
>>> make command fails.
>> In rsync 3, support for preserving acls and xattrs is in the trunk
>> the "acls" and "xattrs" patches just add acl and xattr protocol
>> compatibility with older versions of rsync. Thus, you probably don't
>> need to apply either patch. Try compiling rsync 3.0.0pre8 without
>> patches, and if you still run into problems, post the exact error
> First of all, thanks for your interest in my problem.
> I will post precise error repport next week, I'm not at work at the
> The problem is that apparently xattr code depends on ACL code. But
> Mac OS X 10.3.9 doesn't have the needed API (gcc doesn't find
> headers about ACL code in the system).
> On a fresh downloaded source of rsync 3.0.0pre8 I've tried:
> 1) ./configure -> configuration completes fine without error
> make -> error on acl header as described (will report the precise
> error next week)
> 2) ./configure --disable-acl-support -> configuration completes
> without error
> make -> compilation goes just fine
> ./rsync --version -> indicates in capabilities NO ACL and NO
> xattr support, so disabling ACL I've also disabled xattr (what I do
> need because the purpose is to backup mac files that are rich on
> ressource forks...)
> 3) ./configure --disable-acl-support --enable-xattr-support ->
> configuration completes without error
> make -> same acl error as in point number 1.
> This made me conclude the xattr code automatically activates the ACL
> support. And as ACL doesn't compile on 10.3 it seems it will not
> possible to have xattr on 10.3. Please say me that I'm wrong and
> that there's a way to trick it.
> Perhaps a patch like the one of RsyncX, http://www.quesera.com/reynhout/misc/rsync+hfsmode/
> , or http://home.onthenet.com.au/~q/rsync/ , but applied to the
> last release. Note that I don't care so much about compability of
> the 10.3 rsync I'll get and other versions. The 10.3 rsync I want to
> compile doesn't need to talk with a rsync server, the backup will be
> done locally on a HFS+ volume. All I want is a fast incremental
> algorithm that preserve all the information (data and ressource fork
> basically, permissions, dates, etc would be fine but aren't
> mandatory) while making a copy.
> I can't use RsyncX version of rsync because it have an annoying
> double free bug. The version found at http://home.onthenet.com.au/~q/rsync/
> is compiled 10.4+ only. I didn't tried to compile it on 10.3, will
> try it next week. http://www.quesera.com/reynhout/misc/rsync
> +hfsmode/ patch approach doesn't seem the good one for me, I don't
> want my files to be encoded as AppleDouble. And all those patch
> aren't official. It would be a lot easier to track bugs and get it
> progressing if it was the "official" rsync way to handle xattr.
> Don't you think it's the better approach?--
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