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Re: [RFC] rsync3 in pkgsrc

On Mon, 7 Apr 2008 20:20:37 +0200
Tonnerre Lombard <> wrote:

> Salut,
> I just had a short conversation with Joerg on rsync. The problem is
> mainly that, for our backup purposes, rsync is hardly useable except
> when increasing the ressource limits for root massively, and except of
> course when having tons of memory in the first place.
> A solution to this problem is the new rsync version 3. We at SyGroup
> GmbH have used rsync3 productively since the earlier beta days (after
> careful evaluation), and it has decreased the times of our backup by
> factor 10. Additionally, if a version 2.6 peer is discovered, rsync
> uses the old protocol version 2.6 to proceed, eating the usual amount
> of bandwidth and memory.
> Under the above circumstances, does anyone see a problem with updating
> net/rsync to version 3.0.1?

I need this too, please update it if MAINTAINER agrees. Note that there
is a slightly botched rsync-3.0.0 available in the CVS history (it was
reverted due to breakage).


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