when ftpcopy fails to copy a directory due to, for instance, no anonymous
ftp server on the host, ftpcopy silently reports a return code of 1, but
does not write any helpful message to stderr. On success, it writes plenty
messages about what is copied.
I've pointed the base package maintainer to this bug report.
Please reopen this if you can provide a test case; this isn't happening here.
ftpcopy -u user.does.not.exist -p testing ftp://ftp.redhat.de/ test
ftpcopy: USER response: 530 Login incorrect.
ftpcopy ftp://csl11.nrw.net/ test
ftpcopy: USER response: 530 User anonymous access denied
ftpcopy used to exit with code 1 and without any error message if
the remote directory to be copied is completely empty. This has been
changed for version 0.3.6 (it will exit 0).