DO NOT REPLY [Bug 7426] New: --files-from= broken when run from crontab

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Thu May 13 01:23:24 MDT 2010

           Summary: --files-from= broken when run from crontab
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.0.7
          Platform: x64
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: blocker
          Priority: P3
         Component: core
        AssignedTo: wayned at
        ReportedBy: bgcladd at
         QAContact: rsync-qa at

running rsync version 3.0.7 (also tried rsync-HEAD-20100501-0829GMT) debian
lenny amd64, if i call a shell script with the content:
rsync -a -e 'ssh -i /home/mapsync/.ssh/id_rsa' --bwlimit=1221
--files-from=/tmp/tf2maplist --no-relative /
mapsync at

Everything runs great from a shell. /tmp/tf2maplist is a file which contains
one line at a time the location of all the .bsp files found in /home, here is a
snippet from /tmp/tf2maplist:


When run from the root crontab this error occurs:
rsync: change_dir "/root/home/user1/srcds_l/orangebox/tf/maps" failed: No such
file or directory (2)

How do i stop rsync from prepending /root/ to the front of every line when run
from cron? Thanks!

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