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

Paul Slootman paul+rsync at
Tue Sep 9 10:31:46 GMT 2008

On Fri 05 Sep 2008, Bas van Schaik wrote:
> >
> > 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?

I haven't seen any messages to the list about problems with compressed
transfers on recent versions, so I have no reason to believe that the
problems persist. I never had problems myself, so I can't personally
say if it's changed.

Paul Slootman

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