rsync restore the file owner but rsyncd do it not

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Mon Dec 8 16:53:00 GMT 2008


On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 11:47:51AM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 08, 2008 at 04:51:29PM +0100, Matthias Meyer wrote:
>>:-) Yes it works!
>>
>>Three important things are going wrong in "my" past:
>>1. /etc/passwd as well as /etc/group are necessary in windows to enable
>>  cygwin to map windows SID/GID to posix uid/gid.
>>2. --numeric-ids are necessary during backup to server if the client uid/gid
>>  is unknown there (whats probably the case) . During restore --numeric-ids
>>  are not necessary because uid/gid should be known on client side.
>>3. The environment variable must be CYGWIN=ntsec, which is already the
>>  default.
>>
>>Hopefully my summary above help other users :-)
>
>The phrase "must be...which is already the default" does not make logical
>sense.

Perhaps you meant to imply that CYGWIN=nontsec should not be used but if you
are going to go down this road then you might have to prove that a few other
no... options should not be used either.

I think the basic advice is actually "Don't randomly change CYGWIN settings
in an attemp to fix a problem unless you understand what they do or have been
instructed to change them by someone who understands what they do".

cgf

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