mkstemp error (only a problem with newer rsync versions)

Matt McCutchen matt at
Tue Mar 16 20:06:40 MDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-03-08 at 09:45 +1300, Henri Shustak wrote:
> The setup... 
>              Transport is via SSH.
>              BoxA : Ubuntu 8.10
>              BoxB : Mac OS X 10.4.11
> If I use rsync v2 to transfer data from BoxA to BoxB everything works
> fine. However, if I use rsync v3 to transfer the data, the following
> error is reported : 
> rsync: mkstemp "/path/to/somefile/" failed: No such file
> or directory (2)
> If at all possible, I would like to use rsync v3 and make use of
> various additional features. As I switch between versions I am
> specifying the --rsync-path option to change the remote side of rsync.
> This problem only occurs for files within a specific directory : 
> /usr/share/perl/5.10.0
> Any suggestions, pointers, ideas would be very welcome.

I can't think of any obvious difference in this area between rsync 2 and
3.  Please give steps to reproduce the problem so that I can


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