osx 10.6 strange rsync errors

Robert DuToit rdutoit at comcast.net
Wed Apr 7 06:45:18 MDT 2010

Hi Carson,

OK no differences:

Build 3.0.7 with or without patches
Build 3.0.6 with or without patches
Apple rsync (as far as Users report

all have same issues with hidden files on OSX 10.6.3

This is transferring over local ethernet network to another Mac OSX 10.6.3 ( Again I had to use my old 10.5 box to send but all users are reporting issues with all 10.6.3 machines)

basic Mac options

path/to/rsync -aHAXN --fileflags --force-change -stats -vvvv src dst output


On Apr 7, 2010, at 5:59 AM, carson+rsync at taltos.org wrote:

> Robert DuToit wrote:
> > On Apr 6, 2010, at 9:14 AM, Benjamin R. Haskell wrote:
> >
> >> On Mon, 5 Apr 2010, Robert DuToit wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi Matt,
> >>>
> >>> I set up a simple test with a nest of directories ( aa > bb > cc
> >>> > dd &ee) with 1 file in each.  running rsync from OS 10.6 to
> >>> another Mac with OS10.5 there seems to be no problem. When doing
> >>> the reverse I am seeing the odd behavior.
> >>>
> >>> Below is the log from running the options
> >>>
> >>> -aHAXN --fileflags --force-change -stats -vvv
> Please specify _exactly_ how you're building rsync. Those options don't exist without applying some extra patches. I can't replicate the problem with stock rsync, which means it's either a problem with the patches, or I'm not triggering the bug properly.
> Can you replicate this without a 10.5 box? Can you replicate it with Apple's rsync? Unpatched 3.0.7 rsync? Patched 3.0.7 rsync? Nightly snapshot? I really don't want to spend time investigating an old release, and I need to be able to reproduce the problem before I can help fix it.
> I have 10.6 and OpenSolaris easily at hand to test with, but no 10.5 boxes.
> > I checked out dtrace (OSX version of strace) but it seems a bit
> > complicated and I don't know how to use it yet. If anyone has maybe
> > they can let me know.
> sudo dtruss -f /path/to/rsync --whatever src dest 2>/tmp/mydtrusslog
> should dump all the syscalls into /tmp/mydtrusslog
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