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FS#25793 - [abs] Add parsing of rsync args from the config file

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Leonid Isaev (lisaev) - Saturday, 27 August 2011, 18:45 GMT
Last edited by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Monday, 15 May 2017, 17:17 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Arch Projects
Status Closed
Assigned To matt mooney (mfm)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Currently /usr/bin/abs calls rsync(1) with a fixed set of arguments. This represents a problem if port 873 is blocked by the firewall and one uses e.g. ssh port forwarding and needs to point rsync (via --port=xxx) to the correct local port. In abs.conf the only variable suitable to do so is SYNCSERVER.

Please consider a small patch which introduces a SYNCARGS variable to abs.conf:


and enables abs to pick it up.

On a side note, if the config file is local ($HOME/.abs.conf) then the output of abs --help is inconsistent as it still mentions /etc/abs.conf. This is also fixed...

This task depends upon

Closed by  Doug Newgard (Scimmia)
Monday, 15 May 2017, 17:17 GMT
Reason for closing:  None
Additional comments about closing:  Removed from repos
Comment by matt mooney (mfm) - Monday, 07 November 2011, 18:54 GMT
Thanks for identifying this as a potential problem! Currently, I am working on a new `abs' utility and will incorporate your suggestions.