could not make way for new symlink !!!

Jignesh Shah jignesh.shah1980 at
Mon Jun 8 05:31:05 GMT 2009

You are correct Carlos but it wasn't happening with rsync-2.6 and started
happening with rsync-3.0.6. Do you have any idea on this?

On Sat, Jun 6, 2009 at 12:12 AM, Carlos Carvalho <carlos at>wrote:

> Jignesh Shah (jignesh.shah1980 at wrote on 5 June 2009 18:16:
>  >Could any one please help me to get rid of below errors?
>  >
>  >ERROR: DoRsync(): rsync had errors or failed
>  >
>  >       rsync return code: 23
>  >
>  >      could not make way for new symlink: bin
>  >
>  >      could not make way for new symlink: etc
>  >
>  >      could not make way for new symlink: include
> Are you using --delete? If not this may happen if in the source a
> directory is replaced by a symlink; in the destination rsync must then
> remove the directory to put the symlink in place but if it's not empty
> rsync can't because you didn't give --delete, explicitly or implied.
> If you don't want deletions but want the dir replaced you can use --force.
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