Bug 10579 - --xattr internal abbrev error
Summary: --xattr internal abbrev error
Alias: None
Product: rsync
Classification: Unclassified
Component: core (show other bugs)
Version: 3.1.3
Hardware: All Mac OS X
: P5 major (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Wayne Davison
QA Contact: Rsync QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-04-30 07:29 UTC by Haravikk
Modified: 2020-07-26 07:50 UTC (History)
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Description Haravikk 2014-04-30 07:29:55 UTC
I'm tentatively marking this as an OS X issue as the xattr I'm failing on is Mac specific, but it may be an incompatibility somewhere else.

Basically I'm running the following command:

> sudo /opt/local/bin/rsync -rultxX -vih --delete-during /foo/bar root@remote:/foo/bar

However, I'm receiving an error as follows:

> [sender] internal abbrev error on Macintosh HD/opt (com.apple.FinderInfo, len=32)!
> rsync error: protocol incompatibility (code 2) at xattrs.c(682) [sender=3.0.9]

Which then causes rsync to abort early.
Comment 1 Haravikk 2020-05-31 23:03:59 UTC
Just wanted to note that this issue can still occur, and I'm still at a bit of a loss as to what is causing it; it's being reported as a protocol error, but it can happen even when performing a transfer locally (no possibility of a version mismatch).
Comment 2 Wayne Davison 2020-07-26 07:50:42 UTC
There are 2 xattr fixes coming in 3.2.3 that have a good chance of solving this.  If it's not fixed, feel free to reopen.