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Re: rsync

On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 09:12:10AM +0200, Rhonda D'Vine wrote:
> * Luke Dashjr <luke@dashjr.org> [2015-06-23 04:12:00 CEST]:
> > The version of rsync in wheezy (and earlier) has known bugs (--fake-super 
> > tries to set xattrs on symlinks, which Linux does not support). Building my 
> > own backports seems to require ~100 dependencies, and my current target is 
> > embedded (PowerPC), so it's not something I can do myself. Would anyone be 
> > able to backport the current rsync to wheezy?
>  Is the fix for that bug too intrusive to run it through an wheezy
> update?  Because backports shouldn't be abused to work around bugs in
> stable.  Bug fixes for stable belongs in stable and not in backports.

To some extent, every older version of software is buggy in that it
doesn't support the newer features of the newer software...

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  -- Barack Obama, speaking in Brussels, Belgium, 2014-03-26

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