Cleanest way to update rsync?

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  1. yomacroni macrumors member

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    i am using high sierra and rsync —version shows it’s version 2.6.9. What is the cleanest way to update to rsync 3.1? I don’t want to install home brew if possible and just want to update the cleanest and easiest way possible.
     
  2. yomacroni thread starter macrumors member

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    I see binaries for Linux and Windows but nothing for Mac. It seems odd that the latest MacOS would include such an old rsync version. Do people compile source manually? I thought Mac would be more user friendly.
     
  3. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Of course they do compile it up, that said I use pkgin for little things like this.

    Code:
    MacUser2525:~$ which rsync
    /usr/local/bin/rsync
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17:48:28
    MacUser2525:~$ /usr/local/bin/rsync --version
    rsync  version 3.1.2  protocol version 31
    Copyright (C) 1996-2015 by Andrew Tridgell, Wayne Davison, and others.
    Web site: http://rsync.samba.org/
    Capabilities:
        64-bit files, 64-bit inums, 64-bit timestamps, 64-bit long ints,
        socketpairs, hardlinks, symlinks, IPv6, batchfiles, inplace,
        append, ACLs, xattrs, iconv, symtimes, no prealloc
    
    rsync comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.  This is free software, and you
    are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.  See the GNU
    General Public Licence for details.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17:48:37
    MacUser2525:~$ pkgin search rsync
    zsync-0.6.2          Optimising file distribution program, a 1-to-many rsync
    ssync-1.9.1          Invoke rsync to distribute files to a set of hosts
    rsync-3.1.2 =        Network file distribution/synchronisation utility
    py36-vdirsyncer-0.16.2  Synchronization tool for vdir
    py35-vdirsyncer-0.16.2  Synchronization tool for vdir
    py34-vdirsyncer-0.16.2  Synchronization tool for vdir
    p5-File-RsyncP-0.74nb3  Perl Rsync client
    p5-File-Rsync-0.49nb2  Perl module interface to rsync(1)
    p5-File-DirSync-1.22nb9  Perl5 module to synchronize two directories rapidly
    mrsync-20090219      Multicast data replication and synchronisation tool
    librsync-2.0.0nb1    rsync-like rolling checksum library
    
    =: package is installed and up-to-date
    <: package is installed but newer version is available
    >: installed package has a greater version than available package
    
    I am using Sierra not sure if it work with later versions of MacOS.

    https://pkgsrc.joyent.com/
     
  4. yomacroni thread starter macrumors member

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    I’m on High Sierra and my rsync version is 2.6.9. On Centos Linux I use yum to manage software updates which is available by default. Is there an already installed package manager on MacOS I can use? Why do I need to install something like pkgsrc to manage software updates?

     
  5. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    You wanted ease of use in Apples world that is giving you exactly what they want to give you for that. Otherwise you go outside that walled garden and do it for yourself simple as that.
     
  6. yomacroni thread starter macrumors member

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    I get nervous going outside the walled garden. I guess I'm used to iOS where that's not done.
     
  7. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Well it is that or keep the outdated versions of software that Apple use for things like that your choice get over it or stay with the status quo.
     
  8. yomacroni thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, I get it now and will install homebrew after all, thanks.
     

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