Change FETCHCOMMAND_RSYNC to use '-Lt' over '-a'.  Notably, this
replaces --links with --copy-links option, i.e. makes rsync copy
underlying files when symlinks are met.  This is important since
we do not transfer symlink targets, therefore '-l' ends up creating
dangling symlinks.

This also removes most of the other options that are irrelevant or even
undesirable to distfile fetching, that is:

- '-r' since we always fetch a single file, so recursive operation is
- '-p', '-o', '-g' since we want to apply our permissions and ownership
  for distfiles rather than copying the one from mirrors,
- '-D' since we do not expect any devices or specials in distfiles.

Copying timestamps is preserved in case it's helpful in determining
whether files need to be refetched.

Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <>
 cnf/make.globals | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/cnf/make.globals b/cnf/make.globals
index 9eeb7a01e..50511e812 100644
--- a/cnf/make.globals
+++ b/cnf/make.globals
@@ -38,8 +38,8 @@ PORTAGE_TMPDIR="/var/tmp"
 FETCHCOMMAND="wget -t 3 -T 60 --passive-ftp -O \"\${DISTDIR}/\${FILE}\" 
 RESUMECOMMAND="wget -c -t 3 -T 60 --passive-ftp -O \"\${DISTDIR}/\${FILE}\" 
-FETCHCOMMAND_RSYNC="rsync -avP \"\${URI}\" \"\${DISTDIR}/\${FILE}\""
-RESUMECOMMAND_RSYNC="rsync -avP \"\${URI}\" \"\${DISTDIR}/\${FILE}\""
+FETCHCOMMAND_RSYNC="rsync -LtvP \"\${URI}\" \"\${DISTDIR}/\${FILE}\""
+RESUMECOMMAND_RSYNC="rsync -LtvP \"\${URI}\" \"\${DISTDIR}/\${FILE}\""
 # NOTE: rsync will evaluate quotes embedded inside PORTAGE_SSH_OPTS
 FETCHCOMMAND_SSH="bash -c \"x=\\\${2#ssh://} ; host=\\\${x%%/*} ; 
port=\\\${host##*:} ; host=\\\${host%:*} ; [[ \\\${host} = \\\${port} ]] && 
port= ; exec rsync --rsh=\\\"ssh \\\${port:+-p\\\${port}} \\\${3}\\\" -avP 
\\\"\\\${host}:/\\\${x#*/}\\\" \\\"\\\$1\\\"\" rsync \"\${DISTDIR}/\${FILE}\" 
\"\${URI}\" \"\${PORTAGE_SSH_OPTS}\""

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