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FS#56164 - [rsync] change to service file breaks BackupPC

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by JC Francois (jeancf) - Monday, 30 October 2017, 10:18 GMT
Last edited by Christian Hesse (eworm) - Monday, 30 October 2017, 10:26 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture x86_64
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


The change to the rsyncd.service file introduced in 3.2.1-4 prevents BackupPC to perform the backup of home directories on remote client. Specifically, the addition of ProtectHome=on prevents BackupPC to get access to home directories through rsync.

Steps to reproduce:
* initiate a remote backup for BackupPC console.
* journalctl -u rsyncd shows:

Oct 29 15:00:01 desktop1 rsyncd[1483]: connect from backupserver (
Oct 29 15:00:01 desktop1 rsyncd[1483]: rsync: chdir /home/userdir failed
: No such file or directory (2)
This task depends upon

Closed by  Christian Hesse (eworm)
Monday, 30 October 2017, 10:26 GMT
Reason for closing:  Duplicate
Additional comments about closing:   FS#56008