On Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 12:09:59AM +0000, Lucas Hazel wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-01-07 at 21:32 +0300, Vitaly Sinilin wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Recently I noticed several files and directories under /usr/ports
> > on my CRUX box owned by non-privileged users. Moreover, some of them
> > were owned by nonexistent users.
> > It looked strange to me and after some thoughts I found the reason of
> > that. These directories have been created using download commands from
> > http://crux.nu/portdb/ as the super-user. For example,
> > rsync -aqz crux.nu:
> > The problem is in the -a option of rsync. It includes -u and -g options.
> > So when the command is being executed as the super-user it preserve
> > owner and group of the transferred files.
> > Such behavior doesn't look like the one that user expects, as the
> > source and target hosts have thier own user accounts. So from my point
> > of view the following command is more appropriate:
> > rsync -rlptDqz crux.nu:
> > Yes, it looks cumbersome, but at least it does exactly what user
> > expects.
> Has anyone had a chance to test this?
Yes, can confirm the behaviour the OP has seen. I'd suggest to use
the same options we use in our rsync ports driver, -rcz.
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