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rsync problems from Vista installed cygwin, ok on XP

My cygwin on Vista seems to work but when I try to do rsync to fixup files on
my unix ftp server, it chokes with lots of errors and does a bizarre reset
of the permission bits for the destination folder.  Here's what happens: 
[this is the same rsync command that works fine on XP]: 

$ rsync -avz --stats --progress -e ssh .'s password: xxxxxx 
building file list ... 
8 files to consider 
rsync: failed to modify permissions on "/mypath/wherever/.": Permission
denied (13) 
rsync: recv_generator: failed to stat "/mypath/wherever/":
Permission denied (13) 
rsync: recv_generator: failed to stat "/mypath/wherever/":
Permission denied (13) 
rsync: recv_generator: mkdir "/mypath/wherever/." failed: Permission denied
*** Skipping everything below this failed directory *** 


rsync error: some files could not be transferred (code 23) at

Then after I have done this, I find that the remote directory has had all
its permission bits turned off (chmod 0) and the files in the folder are not
sync'd.  As I said, this is a sequence I have used many times on XP and
continues to work there. 

Any suggestions? 

PS After fixing the documented mkpasswd/Vista problem, cygwin starts without
errors on Vista but then behaves as described above. Here is the output of a
cygcheck -c (I have updated rsync to 2.6.6 as you can see).....

C:\cygwin>bin\cygcheck -c
Cygwin Package Information
Package              Version            Status
_update-info-dir     00516-1            OK
alternatives         1.3.29a-1          OK
ash                  20040127-3         OK
base-files           3.7-1              OK
base-passwd          2.2-1              OK
bash                 3.2.17-15          OK
bzip2                1.0.3-2            OK
catdoc               0.94.2-2           OK
coreutils            6.9-2              OK
crypt                1.1-1              OK
cygrunsrv            1.17-1             OK
cygutils             1.3.1-1            OK
cygwin               1.5.24-2           OK
cygwin-doc           1.4-4              OK
diffutils            2.8.7-1            OK
editrights           1.01-1             OK
enscript             1.6.4-1            OK
expat                1.95.8-2           OK
findutils            4.3.4-1            OK
fontconfig           2.4.1-5            OK
freetype2            2.1.9-1            OK
gawk                 3.1.5-4            OK
gdbm                 1.8.3-8            OK
gettext              0.15-1             OK
grep                 2.5.1a-2           OK
groff                1.18.1-2           OK
gzip                 1.3.12-1           OK
less                 381-1              OK
lftp                 3.5.9-1            OK
libbz2_1             1.0.3-2            OK
libdb4.2             4.2.52-1           OK
libdb4.3             4.3.28-1           OK
libexpat0            1.95.8-2           OK
libfontconfig1       2.4.1-5            OK
libfreetype26        2.1.9-1            OK
libgcrypt            1.2.1-1            OK
libgdbm              1.8.0-5            OK
libgdbm-devel        1.8.3-8            OK
libgdbm3             1.8.3-3            OK
libgdbm4             1.8.3-8            OK
libgnutls11          1.0.25-2           OK
libgpg-error         1.1-1              OK
libiconv2            1.11-1             OK
libintl              0.10.38-3          OK
libintl1             0.10.40-1          OK
libintl2             0.12.1-3           OK
libintl3             0.14.5-1           OK
libintl8             0.15-1             OK
libncurses5          5.2-1              OK
libncurses6          5.2-8              OK
libncurses7          5.3-4              OK
libncurses8          5.5-3              OK
libopencdk8          0.5.7-1            OK
libpcre0             6.6-1              OK
libpopt0             1.6.4-4            OK
libreadline4         4.1-2              OK
libreadline5         4.3-5              OK
libreadline6         5.2.4-8            OK
libtasn1             0.2.15-1           OK
libXft               2.1.6-1            OK
libXft1              1.0.0-1            OK
libXft2              2.1.6-1            OK
login                1.9-7              OK
man                  1.6e-1             OK
minires              1.01-1             OK
mktemp               1.5-4              OK
ncurses              5.5-3              OK
openssh              4.6p1-1            OK
openssl              0.9.8e-3           OK
openssl097           0.9.7l-1           OK
pcre                 6.6-1              OK
perl                 5.8.7-5            OK
ping                 1.0-1              OK
rebase               2.4.3-1            OK
rsync                2.6.6-1            OK
run                  1.1.10-1           OK
sed                  4.1.5-2            OK
suite3270            3.3.4p7-1          OK
tar                  1.16.1-1           OK
tcltk                20060202-1         OK
termcap              20050421-1         OK
terminfo             5.5_20061104-1     OK
texinfo              4.8a-1             OK
which                1.7-1              OK
whois                4.7.20-1           OK
X-startup-scripts    1.0.11-1           OK
xorg-x11-base       OK
xorg-x11-bin       Incomplete
xorg-x11-bin-dlls       OK
xorg-x11-bin-lndir       OK
xorg-x11-etc       OK
xorg-x11-fenc       OK
xorg-x11-fnts       OK
xorg-x11-libs-data       OK
xorg-x11-xwin       OK
xterm                202-1              OK
zlib                 1.2.3-2            OK


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