Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1102637
rsync bundles zlib
Last modified: 2017-05-03 03:22:29 EDT
rsync 3.1.0-3 reverts to using bundled zlib, and doesn't tell why in the rpm changelog or git commit message. This is not allowed; if it's not possible to get rid of the bundling, an exception needs to be acquired from FPC and marked as appropriate in the specfile.
Apparently, I forgot to include bugzilla number in the commit message and will correct it asap. Since this is just a temporary revert, I don't think the FPC exception is applicable for this case.
rsync 3.1.1 just released, this version contains support for non-bundled zlib:
Added support for a new-compression idiom that does not compress all the
matching data in a transfer. This can help rsync to use less cpu when a
transfer has a lot of matching data, and also makes rsync compatible with
a non-bundled zlib. See the --new-compress and --old-compress options in
We have to wait for wider adoption of rsync>3.1.1, since 3.1.1 compiled with system zlib is not able to use compression during file transfer with older versions.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 22 development cycle.
Changing version to '22'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Just a note that bundling is no longer a problem in Fedora according to a recent policy change. However, the rsync package does really need to have Provides: bundled(zlib) = 1.2.8 so that we can track security problems across bundled versions. I can just go ahead and do this in Rawhide if you like.
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This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 25 development cycle.
Changing version to '25'.
To update the new maintainer on this issue, Fedora no longer disallows bundling, but still makes mandatory the use of Provides: bundled(zlib) = 1.2.8 (or whatever the actual bundled version is). That doesn't seem to be done currently.
It's just a matter of adding that and an explanatory comment. I'm happy to just do it for you (in rawhide) and rebuild if you like.
I will do that.