update rysnc 3.0 on ubuntu 7

Matt McCutchen matt at mattmccutchen.net
Wed Mar 5 14:05:40 GMT 2008

On Wed, 2008-03-05 at 04:24 -0800, dfirth wrote:
> I am runninng rsync on Ubuntu. It was installed using apt-get install rysnc.
> I note that the package has not yet been updated to rysnc 3.0.
> I would like to update using the tar but I am confused how to update the
> existing installation.
> On this machine, I am mainly using rsync to send to a cwrsync server (which
> I have updated already). Can I just overwrite the rsync executable?

Yes, that's the idea, but that might upset the package manager a bit.
It might be better to copy the new executable to /usr/local/bin where it
should take priority over the old one without actually overwriting it.


More information about the rsync mailing list