AlmaLinux Rsync Backport YUM repo

So I just came across AlmaLinux’s Rsync Backport YUM repo at Mirrors | AlmaLinux Wiki and was wondering any reason why it’s not listed along with our AlmaLinux provided repositories at Repositories | AlmaLinux Wiki ?

curl --output /etc/yum.repos.d/almalinux-backports-rsync.repo
yum -y update rsync
cat /etc/yum.repos.d/almalinux-backports-rsync.repo

# almalinux-backports-rsync.repo

name=AlmaLinux $releasever Backports - rsync

Any reason why this Rsync backport repo won’t work on Rocky Linux OS too? :slight_smile:

This Rsync backport repo would save me time having to maintain my own Rsync 3.2.3 RPMs :slight_smile:

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It should work fine on Rocky. I’d say the repo is semi-maintained - I keep an eye on rsync versions and I’ll update it should anything security/bug-wise come out for what’s there. I mostly packaged that to help mirrors out a little bit. Context: rsync 3.2 w/xxhash Now Usable - Mirror-announce - AlmaLinux List Archives

Building this was actually because I follow your performance graphs and xxhash was a nice improvement in some areas so thanks for the work you do!

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Sweet. Yup xxhash speed up is nice. So glad my benchmarks for rsync 3.2.3 were useful :slight_smile:

Next up may be newer tar versions :smiley:

For me on AlmaLinux 8/9 and CentOS 7

tar --version
tar (GNU tar) 1.35
Copyright (C) 2023 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

Written by John Gilmore and Jay Fenlason.
tar --help | grep 'zstd'
      --zstd                 filter the archive through zstd

Looks like AlmaLinux 8 gets tar 1.30 without zstd support while AlmaLinux 9 gets tar 1.34 with zstd support :slight_smile:

I might could be convinced to add that too :wink:

I’ll read over your data in a bit.

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Seems Rsync 3.3.0 is now out NEWS for rsync :slight_smile:

Just to update you I haven’t forgotten about this :slight_smile:

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@jonathan guess you changed something for rsync repo ?

yum list elrepo-release
Warning: failed loading '/etc/yum.repos.d/almalinux-backports-rsync.repo', skipping.
Last metadata expiration check: 0:00:04 ago on Tue Jun 25 05:55:01 2024.
Available Packages
elrepo-release.noarch                                                   9.1-1.el9.elrepo                                                   extras
cat /etc/yum.repos.d/almalinux-backports-rsync.repo
<head><title>301 Moved Permanently</title></head>
<center><h1>301 Moved Permanently</h1></center>

edit: ah HTTP to HTTPS redirect!