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Description of problem:
When connecting to older rsync daemons, specifically while using at least the -C option, the following
error is displayed and rsync exits:
filter rules are too modern for remote rsync.
rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at exclude.c(1119)
Searching around, I found the following via Google which reportedly fixes the issue:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. have a rsync daemon running which is a version older than 2.6.4
2. run "rsync -CPcvuzb <some files> user@remote::name/"
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.
Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?
This bug is so old and addressed in public by the rsync maintainer.
I assume therefore it is fixed in current releases.
Please reopen a bug if this is not true.