Rsync and --protect-decmpfs

Rainer Müller raimue at
Fri Apr 13 10:33:44 UTC 2018

On 2018-04-13 11:05, Christopher Stone wrote:
> My friend's advice and a few places on the Net recommend using this switch on the Mac:
> --protect-decmpfs (patch by Mike Bombich of CCC fame)
> MacPorts rsync version 3.1.3 protocol version 31 doesn't have this option available.
> How desirable is this option?
> Is there a way to add the option when building rsync with MacPorts?
> If so I would expect to see a variant, but I've mostly used default ports and am uneducated about variants.
> I have't fooled with `make` for quite a while (preferring to let MacPorts do the dirty work for me), but I expect I can make from source if I have to.

I think you are talking about the hfs-compression.diff patch. We used to
apply this patch, but the commit [1] that removed it said that it was
marked as broken with rsync 3.1.3.

If there is a newer compatible version of that patch around somewhere we
could use that.



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