Using rsync-3.0.6-4 via ssh fails on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7

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  • Since the rsync-3.0.6-4.el5 upgrade, rsync fails with the following message :

    # rsync -e ssh -av --delete /tmp/test
    usage: ssh [-1246AaCfgkMNnqsTtVvXxY] [-b bind_address] [-c cipher_spec]
               [-D [bind_address:]port] [-e escape_char] [-F configfile]
               [-i identity_file] [-L [bind_address:]port:host:hostport]
               [-l login_name] [-m mac_spec] [-O ctl_cmd] [-o option] [-p port]
               [-R [bind_address:]port:host:hostport] [-S ctl_path]
               [-w tunnel:tunnel] [user@]hostname [command]
    rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [sender]
    rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(600) [sender=3.0.6]


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.7
  • rsync-3.0.6-4.el5

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