Strange system log error related to Macports

Derek Ashley Thomas derekathomas at
Fri Sep 21 00:51:51 PDT 2012

Thank you very much! I have no need for an rsync daemon and thought that
this had been setup by macports automatically. If it's not necessary I am
glad to unload it. That seems to have done the trick.

On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 4:46 PM, Clemens Lang <cal at> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 04:30:15PM +0900, Derek Ashley Thomas wrote:
> > I was immediately bombared by rampant macports related error messages
> > that come in every 20-30 seconds. A snipped is here:
> Apparently you have started an rsync daemon. Since you didn't notice
> that before, I assume you don't really need the daemon? In this case
>   sudo port unload rsync
> should make the messages stop and no longer start the rsyncd. This
> process is not needed for MacPorts to work correctly and it is not
> started automatically by MacPorts.
> > What could be causing this error "syntax or usage error"? And more
> > importantly, how can it be corrected?
> I'm guessing rsyncd is started with the
> --config=/opt/local/etc/rsyncd.conf option, but this files doesn't
> exist. You can copy it from /opt/local/etc/rsyncd.conf.example if you
> need it.
> --
> Clemens Lang
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