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From Justin Erenkrantz <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Use rsync to install manual
Date Fri, 30 Sep 2005 12:55:57 GMT
On Fri, Sep 30, 2005 at 10:04:12AM +0100, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> Please don't use the -a option for rsync. use -rlptDv instead; we
> shouldn't be trouncing the ownership of the destination files, cp
> doesn't. I'd also add the --numeric-ids option, which will also prevent
> rsync from doing the uid lookups and can greatly speed things up on
> systems with no (or slow) nscd's (or slow uid lookups in general).

Fair enough.  I doubt we need D (devices) or v (verbose) though.

> Do (DESTDIR)$(htdocsdir) and (DESTDIR)$(manualdir) have a trailing "/"
> reliably? If not, we need to make the destinations be
> "(DESTDIR)$(htdocsdir)/" and (DESTDIR)$(manualdir)/, otherwise on some
> systems rsync will behave differently when those destinations are
> symlinks otherwise. (it will unlink the symlink and replace it with the
> directory heirarchy).

Hmm.  Okay - will add the trailing slash to the dest dirs too.

Thanks!  -- justin

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