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Updated rsync packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The rsync tool is used to copy and synchronize files locally or across a network. The rsync tool works very fast because it uses delta encoding and sends just differences in files instead of whole files. Also, rsync can be used as a powerful mirroring tool.
- Previously, the rsync tool changed the file ownership after, not before, setting security attributes. As a consequence, the security attributes on the target were missing, and running the "rsync -X" command did not work correctly under certain circumstances. With this update, the order of the operations has been switched, and rsync now changes the ownerships before setting the security attributes. As a result, the security attributes are present as expected in the described situation.
Users of rsync are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.