Bug 210 - rdist deletes remote subdirectory tree if local subdirectory has I/O error
rdist deletes remote subdirectory tree if local subdirectory has I/O error
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rdist (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
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Reported: 1998-11-28 04:37 EST by jve
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:08 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-22 17:45:36 EST
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Description jve 1998-11-28 04:37:03 EST
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@gamers.org>
Comment 1 sharonw 2000-03-22 17:45:59 EST
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 2000-07-27 18:32:53 EDT
I have not a prayer of reproducing this problem. Please reopen with an explicit
case if you wish me to fix.

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