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Rsync --relative option (-R) in 2.6.1

Rsync 2.6.1 introduced a bug in the sorting of the filenames when --relative is used for some sources (just sources such as "/" and "/*" were affected). This fix ensures that we ask for the right file-list item when requesting changes from the sender.

  • Vendor: Trustix
  • Vendor ID: TSLSA-2004-0026
  • Date: May 07, 2004


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Trustix Secure Linux Bugfix Advisory #2004-0026

Package name: rsync
Summary: fixes a --relative option (-R) in 2.6.1
Date: 2004-05-07
Affected versions: Trustix Secure Linux 1.5
Trustix Secure Linux 2.0
Trustix Secure Linux 2.1
Trustix Secure Enterprise Linux 2

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Package description:
Rsync uses a quick and reliable algorithm to very quickly bring
remote and host files into sync. Rsync is fast because it just
sends the differences in the files over the network (instead of
sending the complete files). Rsync is often used as a very powerful
mirroring process or just as a more capable replacement for the
rcp command. A technical report which describes the rsync algorithm
is included in this package.


Problem description:
rsync 2.6.1 introduced a bug in the sorting of the filenames when
--relative is used for some sources (just sources such as "/" and
"/*" were affected). This fix ensures that we ask for the right
file-list item when requesting changes from the sender.


Action:
We recommend that all systems with this package installed be upgraded.
Please note that if you do not need the functionality provided by this
package, you may want to remove it from your system.


Location:
All Trustix Secure Linux updates are available from




About Trustix Secure Linux:
Trustix Secure Linux is a small Linux distribution for servers. With focus
on security and stability, the system is painlessly kept safe and up to
date from day one using swup, the automated software updater.


Automatic updates:
Users of the SWUP tool can enjoy having updates automatically
installed using 'swup --upgrade'.


Public testing:
Most updates for Trustix Secure Linux are made available for public
testing some time before release.
If you want to contribute by testing the various packages in the
testing tree, please feel free to share your findings on the
tsl-discuss mailinglist.
The testing tree is located at


You may also use swup for public testing of updates:

site {
class = 0
location = "http://tsldev.trustix.org/horizon/rdfs/latest.rdf"
regexp = ".*"
}


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Verification:
This advisory along with all Trustix packages are signed with the
TSL sign key.
This key is available from:


The advisory itself is available from the errata pages at
,
and

or directly at



MD5sums of the packages:
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30b7c17bd32980e4a75446f24c002ca2 TSEL-2/rsync-2.6.2-1tr.i586.rpm
77fec2f8a14276c0ca8a972f2e5f3f98 TSEL-2/rsync-server-2.6.2-1tr.i586.rpm
637c1972e4c55dd9968d521606b38019 1.5/rpms/rsync-2.6.2-0.1tr.i586.rpm
c9e6f9ee63ea51bff6f5c0bea96a9bc1 2.0/rpms/rsync-2.6.2-0.1tr.i586.rpm
19f56578dde6bb45a7f2d4ed65120e32 2.0/rpms/rsync-server-2.6.2-0.1tr.i586.rpm
d1dbd184a932d77891ff1412530bda78 2.1/rpms/rsync-2.6.2-1tr.i586.rpm
00ca32e3bb57cce54a584d95ed6ba784 2.1/rpms/rsync-server-2.6.2-1tr.i586.rpm
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Trustix Security Team

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