[Bug 9246] Add chroot enablement option to rsync client

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Sun Oct 7 12:45:04 MDT 2012


Wayne Davison <wayned at samba.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |ASSIGNED
           Severity|normal                      |enhancement

--- Comment #1 from Wayne Davison <wayned at samba.org> 2012-10-07 18:45:04 UTC ---
One potential solution:

 rsync -aiv --rsync-path="chroot /chroot-path /usr/bin/rsync" src

That does require you to have a working rsync inside the chroot, while a
--chroot option would not.

If you don't have working ssh to localhost (or don't want to bother with
localhost encryption), add "-e lsh" to the command and put the "lsh" shell
script from the support dir on your path.  Make sure it is a recent copy, like
this one:


If you want to make use of lsh's user options, you should instead put lsh into
the chroot (along with rsync) and do this:

 rsync -aive "chroot /chroot-path /usr/local/bin/lsh" src user at localhost:/dest

I'm leaving this bug marked as an enhancement in case we want to add a --chroot
option that makes it do a chroot internally.

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