rsync can't start on Debian Lenny

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Hans, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I've a problem during installing the rsync Debian package.
    Here i show what happens:

    apt-get install rsync
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed
    rsync
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B/343kB of archives.
    After this operation, 627kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Selecting previously deselected package rsync.
    (Reading database ... 45420 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking rsync (from .../rsync_3.0.3-2_amd64.deb) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Setting up rsync (3.0.3-2) ...
    rsync daemon not enabled in /etc/default/rsync, not starting... (warning).

    What could be the reason and how can this problem be solved?
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's in /etc/default/rsync?
     
  3. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Hi Falko,
    Thanks for your reply.
    Within the atachment, you find the content of the configuration file.

    When i change the line:

    RSYNC_ENABLE=false
    into
    RSYNC_ENABLE=true

    and install rsync again, then i got:

    apt-get install rsync
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following NEW packages will be installed
    rsync
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B/343kB of archives.
    After this operation, 627kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Selecting previously deselected package rsync.
    (Reading database ... 45422 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking rsync (from .../rsync_3.0.3-2_amd64.deb) ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Setting up rsync (3.0.3-2) ...
    Restarting rsync daemon: rsyncrsync daemon not running, attempting to start. (warning).
    missing or empty config file /etc/rsyncd.conf failed!
    failed!
    invoke-rc.d: initscript rsync, action "restart" failed.
    dpkg: error processing rsync (--configure):
    subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    rsync
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
     

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    Last edited: Nov 26, 2009
  4. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL New Member

    after you changed the /etc/default/rsync file, you shouldn't issue apt-get install rsync, but run the init script.

    it won't start because there is no /etc/rsyncd.conf file ..

    there is an example in: man rsyncd.conf

    but i've included an example of one i use on a filer:
    Code:
    [email protected]:/usr$ cat /etc/rsyncd.conf 
    motd file = /etc/motd
    max connections = 2
    syslog facility = local3
    hosts allow = 192.168.5.76
    address = 192.168.5.107
    
    [dvddownload_11t]
    	comment = DVD Download 11T
    	path = /data/dvddownload_11t
    	read only = yes
    	list = yes
    	uid = rsyncer
    	gid = rsyncer
    	hosts allow = 192.168.5.61 192.168.5.181
    
    [dvddownload_15t]
    	comment = DVD Download 5T
    	path = /data/dvddownload_5t
    	read only = yes
    	list = yes
    	uid = rsyncer
    	gid = rsyncer
    	hosts allow = 192.168.5.61 192.168.5.181
    
     
  5. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Thanks for your feedback, but i don't think that a missing /etc/rsyncd.conf file is the cause. I installed the rsync package a lot of times on different servers and each time there was no /etc/rsyncd.conf file. The rsync installation always went fine and i had never errors, even with a missing /etc/rsyncd.conf file.
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Really strange... :confused: Anyway, can you test if it starts with an empty /etc/rsyncd.conf?
    Code:
    touch /etc/rsyncd.conf
     
  7. Mark_NL

    Mark_NL New Member

    rsync runs without a conf file, true .. BUT!! The dpkg process expects a conf file (because it wants to restart/stop rsync, but THAT init process throws an error because the conf file doesn't exist) .. dpkg stops working from that point on, hence the error:

    Code:
    missing or empty config file /etc/rsyncd.conf failed!
    failed!
    invoke-rc.d: [B]initscript[/B] rsync, action "restart" failed.
    dpkg: error processing rsync (--configure):
    subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
     

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