[Bug 14683] New: failed to set permissions on symlinks; need `--omit-link-permissions` option

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            Bug ID: 14683
           Summary: failed to set permissions on symlinks; need
                    `--omit-link-permissions` option
           Product: rsync
           Version: 3.2.0
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P5
         Component: core
          Assignee: wayne at opencoder.net
          Reporter: me at shadsterling.com
        QA Contact: rsync-qa at samba.org
  Target Milestone: ---

After updating to 3.2.3 (along with updating other packages) I'm getting errors
of the form `rsync: [generator] failed to set permissions on "/blah/blah/blah":
Operation not supported (95)` on symlinks.

I assume the underlying OpenSuse system doesn't support setting permissions on
symlinks, but I do want to sync permissions on everything but symlinks without
getting these errors.

I think fixing this would require an option like `--omit-link-permissions`
similar to the existing option `--omit-link-times`

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