Compression error? -- "Inflate (token) returned -5"

Bas van Schaik bas at
Fri Sep 5 18:08:09 GMT 2008

Paul Slootman wrote:
> On Fri 05 Sep 2008, Bas van Schaik wrote:
>> is disabling the compression... FYI: both client and server are using
>> rsync 2.6.9 (from Ubuntu Hardy Heron). Does anyone have more information
>> regarding this issue?
> Well, why not try upgrading to the latest? If that's not an option for
> you, what do you want us to do? Retro-actively fix your version by
> jumping in our time machine? ;-)
You're right, I should have been more clear about this. I think there
exist about three different threads about this problem, which all ended
up in some rsync developer asking for the problematic files and the
rsync user admitting that he had already deleted those. Since the cause
of the problem is (AFAIK) still unknown, I assumed it wasn't fixed in
the last few months. If you have reason to believe it actually _is_
fixed, I'll of course upgrade my rsync installation. But do you have
reasons to believe this?

  -- Bas

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