DO NOT REPLY [Bug 7368] New: Support --link-dest when receiving from a old version

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Fri Apr 16 12:45:49 MDT 2010

           Summary: Support --link-dest when receiving from a old version
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.7
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: joerg.sommer at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

I'm synchonizing files with a host that has only rsync version 2.6.3  protocol
version 28 installed. I want to use the link-dest option at my side, but rsync
refuses to use it, because the negotiated protocol version is to old. But I
don't see, why link-dest depends on the protocol. Isn't it an option of a
single side?

I think the lookup for files on one side can also happen, when the negotiated
protocol version is very old.

If it's not possible, because the link-dest depends on the negotiated protocol
version, close this wish report.

Thanks, Jörg

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