CPAN mirroring exclude syntax assistance request

David Favor david at
Sat May 31 22:31:49 GMT 2008

Matt McCutchen wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-05-31 at 14:12 -0500, David Favor wrote:
>> Let me know if there is some way I can identify the protocol version of the
>> server as I saw no mention of this in the rsync man page.
> I passed it the -X option, which it doesn't support, and got this:
> rsync: on remote machine: -dXe.L: unknown option
> rsync error: requested action not supported (code 4) at clientserver.c(685) [sender=2.6.8]
> rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (4 bytes received so far) [receiver]
> rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(635) [receiver=3.0.2]
> So it looks like the daemon is 2.6.8.  But I set up my own
> 2.6.8 daemon with a small number of files and couldn't reproduce the
> problem.  I guess you should either take the problem up with the
> administrators (there seem to be some contacts at
> ) or switch to a different CPAN mirror.
> Matt

I just sent them an email suggesting they upgrade to 3.0.2.

Thanks for all your assistance.

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