recursive sftp transfers abort when destination dir exists

Bug #1553378 reported by Simon Déziel on 2016-03-04
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Bug Description

Since I moved from Trusty to Xenial, my sftp backup script stopped working. After a bit of investigation it seems to be exactly https://bugzilla.mindrot.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2528. Fortunately it was fixed in OpenSSH 7.2.

I know 7.2 is pretty recent and not yet in Debian but I would appreciate if Xenial could have a fix for this annoying bug. If upgrading to 7.2 is not possible, a backport of the specific commit would also be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Xenial Xerus (development branch)
Release: 16.04

$ apt-cache policy openssh-client
openssh-client:
  Installed: 1:7.1p2-2
  Candidate: 1:7.1p2-2
  Version table:
 *** 1:7.1p2-2 500
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: openssh-client 1:7.1p2-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-10.25-generic 4.4.3
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-10-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: zfs zunicode zcommon znvpair zavl
ApportVersion: 2.20-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Fri Mar 4 16:46:45 2016
RelatedPackageVersions:
 ssh-askpass N/A
 libpam-ssh N/A
 keychain N/A
 ssh-askpass-gnome 1:7.1p2-2
SSHClientVersion: OpenSSH_7.1p2 Ubuntu-2, OpenSSL 1.0.2g 1 Mar 2016
SourcePackage: openssh
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Simon Déziel (sdeziel) wrote :
Simon Déziel (sdeziel) wrote :

Thank you Colin for 7.2p1-1, I really appreciate it!

Changed in openssh (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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