DO NOT REPLY [Bug 5646] New: Allow mixing different kinds of basis dirs

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Tue Jul 29 19:17:10 GMT 2008

           Summary: Allow mixing different kinds of basis dirs
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.1.0
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: matt at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

Currently, rsync doesn't allow mixing different kinds of basis dirs (e.g., a
--compare-dest dir and a --link-dest dir) on the same run.  This restriction
seems excessive; I would like it relaxed.  I'm not sure exactly what
combinations would make sense or be useful, so let's discuss it here.  See also
this thread:

At a minimum, I think it should be possible to add any number of
optimization-only --copy-dest and/or --link-dest dirs (bug 5645) to one of the
currently allowed configurations.  This would provide an alternative to
--recheck-basis-dirs (bug 5644) for the scenario in the following thread:

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