Bug 210

Summary: rdist deletes remote subdirectory tree if local subdirectory has I/O error
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: jve
Component: rdistAssignee: Phil Knirsch <pknirsch>
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Version: 4.2CC: jve, rvokal
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Description jve 1998-11-28 09:37:03 UTC
When rdist v6.1.0 can't read a local subdirectory due to an
I/O error, it emits a LOCAL ERROR message about the I/O
error, but then proceeds to delete the subdirectory and its
contents from the remote!  Sort of defeats the purpose of
using rdist to keep duplicates somewhere in case of a disk
failure, eh?

It should leave the remote subdirectory alone if it can't
read the local.

I have a log that I can provide if you need the 'proof', but
I didn't think it would paste well into this form.  :)

I checked the errata pages for RedHat 4.2-5.2 and didn't see
anything for rdist, so I assume this will apply to all

    John Van Essen <jve>

Comment 1 sharonw 2000-03-22 22:45:59 UTC

Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-07-27 22:32:53 UTC
I have not a prayer of reproducing this problem. Please reopen with an explicit
case if you wish me to fix.