Subject: Re: pkg/15501: rsync development branch causes corruption with alpha server
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From: Tracy J. Di Marco White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/05/2002 18:46:32
email@example.com (Greg A. Woods) wrote:
}[ On , February 5, 2002 at 21:24:26 (-0000), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: ]
}> Subject: pkg/15501: rsync development branch causes corruption with alpha se
}> 2.5.x is the development branch of rsync. 2.4.8 is the patched stable
}> branch version of rsync.
}This is not correct.
See http://freshmeat.net/projects/rsync/ "Branches". They say it is.
}From my examination of the rsync master CVS repository it would appear
}to me that in fact 2.5.2 is the official current release and that the
}2.4.x branch is merely a maintenance branch. Indeed there's even a
}recent 2.3.3 release (i.e. more recent than 2.5.2) on BRANCH-2-3, the
}maintenance branch for 2.3.x.
The latest are bugfix only releases of 2.4 & 2.3, yes.
}You'll find in their repository that that BRANCH-2-4 was created after
}release-2-5-1, and before BRANCH-2-3. These were apparently
}after-thoughts, not indications of "stability". Indeed there are very
}serious operational bugs remaining in 2.3.3 and 2.4.8.
As far as I can tell, there are large problems with every version of
}In release terms 2.5.2 is already the second patch release for 2.5.x.
}Each of those patch releases went through several beta pre-releases, as
}evidenced by the "-pre*" tags in the repository.
2.5.2 is the second patch release of the development branch of rsync.
2.4.8 is the eight patch release of what they call the stable branch
}I don't know about any file corruption issues with 2.5.2 (I've seen
}none), but I do know that it is the first release, ever, that has
}managed to run fully to completion in several example scenarios where
}I've tried to use rsync. I.e. it does not suffer from any of the "hang"
}bugs of earlier releases.
I accept that it works better for you, it demonstrably does not work
for the rsync server and mirrors for the project. The most visible
problems seem to be with LP64.
}pkgsrc/net/rsync should most definitely be at 2.5.2, not anything
}earlier, and indeed as of Jan 26 (rev 1.38 of Makefile), it is.
The policy as I have seen it is that pkgsrc will use stable branches.
Tracy J. Di Marco White
Project Vincent Systems Manager