[Bug 11979] New: rsync -X fails without need

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            Bug ID: 11979
           Summary: rsync -X fails without need
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.1.1
          Hardware: All
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P5
         Component: core
          Assignee: wayned at samba.org
          Reporter: hdunkel at aixigo.de
        QA Contact: rsync-qa at samba.org

Problem: "rsync -aX remote:/somepath ." fails, if the remote site doesn't
support extended attributes. Sample session:

# rsync -aX aix1:/usr/man .
rsync: extended attributes are not supported on this server
rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(1554) [server=3.1.1]
rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [Receiver]
rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(226)

Since this is a read-only access on the remote side a warning should be

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