Git spurious dependency: rsync

Adam Dinwoodie
Sun Sep 21 02:14:00 GMT 2014

On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 10:02:18PM -0500, Steven Penny wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 3:30 PM, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
> > Also, (I suspect) more commonly, for the rsync protocol used for
> > git-clone and friends.  See under "Git URLs" in `git help clone`.
> I thought libcurl did that...

As far as I can tell, libcurl doesn't support the rsync protocol.

Looking at the Git test suite, t5510 will only perform the tests that
check syncing using the rsync protocol if rsync is installed, which
would strongly imply to me that rsync is a requirement to use the

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