rsync 14.04 LTS still contains long term buggy version

Bug #1577643 reported by A on 2016-05-03
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Bug Description

Full upgraded 14.04 LTS reports rsync version 3.1.0

# lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS
Release: 14.04

# rsync -V
rsync: -V: unknown option
rsync error: syntax or usage error (code 1) at main.c(1572) [client=3.1.0]

rsync has had a -z compression bug for many-many years (since around 2005) and apparently 3.1.1 finally fixes this bug

3.1.1 has been released for over 1.5 years but still isn't in 14.04 LTS
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rsync/+question/255262

Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

Thank you for your report.

We're already tracking this in bug 1384503 but are still awaiting a failure case. Until someone provides one, this will probably remain unfixed in 14.04. Please see my comments 12 and 14 in that bug for an explanation.

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