installing rsync-3-0-5 on a Mac

Matt McCutchen matt at
Mon Feb 23 19:56:52 GMT 2009

On Mon, 2009-02-23 at 20:21 +0100, Kurt wrote:
> is "rsync --version" reporting the wrong version number, or am I to  
> stupid to properly install rsync-3-0-5 on a Mac?
> Here is what I did:
> download and extract rsync-3-0-5 (btw: why is there an extra patches  
> folder?)
> in Terminal I ran: ./configure, make, sudo make install
> There was no error message, and the old /usr/local/bin/rsync was  
> replaced.
> When I now issue "rsync --version" I get:
> rsync  version 2.6.9  protocol version 29
> Copyright (C) 1996-2006 by Andrew Tridgell, Wayne Davison, and others.
> <>
> Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks,  
> batchfiles,
>                inplace, IPv6, 32-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums
> which is not what I expected.

Make sure your $PATH is set so that the rsync you installed will be
found first.  When you have this right, "which rsync" should
print /usr/local/bin/rsync .


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