could not make way for new symlink !!!

Matt McCutchen matt at
Mon Jun 8 10:39:55 GMT 2009

On Mon, 2009-06-08 at 11:01 +0530, Jignesh Shah wrote:
> 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?

The "could not make way" error message is new in rsync 3.0.0 (see ), but the underlying
situation can arise just the same with any version of rsync.  An older
version won't detect the problem until it tries to rmdir the directory
in the destination and the call fails because the directory is not


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