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Bug 179212 - rsync won't talk to older rsync servers
rsync won't talk to older rsync servers
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rsync (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Simo Sorce
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-01-28 03:17 EST by Theo Van Dinter
Modified: 2008-08-02 19:40 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 2.6.9-1.fc6
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Last Closed: 2007-02-16 10:25:11 EST
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Description Theo Van Dinter 2006-01-28 03:17:40 EST
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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):

How reproducible:

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/"

Additional info:
Comment 1 Christian Iseli 2007-01-19 19:20:27 EST
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 ?

Comment 2 Simo Sorce 2007-02-16 10:25:11 EST
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.

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