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10.3: A workaround for a psync Panther error UNIX
For those of us who rely on psync for backups (and probably Carbon Copy Cloner) have been saddened by the fact that psync is not currently supported for 10.3. However, through much rummaging and a little thought, I have found a fix (you must have the Xcode dev tools installed):
  1. Download this 30KB file
  2. Un-tar the file
  3. Open terminal and type 'cd ' (note the space after the cd), and drag the MacOSX-File-0.66 folder into the terminal, and push enter. You should now be in the MacOSX-File-0.66 folder.
  4. Type the following commands in the terminal window (case is important):
    % curl -O
    % patch -p1 < panther.pat
    % perl Makefile.PL
    % make CC=gcc3
    % make test
    % sudo make install
    Note that if you get an error while doing the command make CC=gcc3, you may have to use make CC=gcc2 instead. Some people can use gcc2, and others can use gcc3. I would assume gcc3 is better, however, since it is a newer compiler. Apparently having done a clean install makes the difference, although I'm not absolutely sure.
It should now be installed. I have tried it using CCC, and it seems to work great and clone successfully.

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10.3: A workaround for a psync Panther error
Authored by: gommino_2000 on Nov 02, '03 08:11:51PM
Alternatively, go to Mike Bombich's CCC homepage, scroll down and you'll find he has made an unofficial installer which willl install a Panther compatible binary of psync. Rob.

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10.3: A workaround for a psync Panther error
Authored by: DaddyWags on Nov 02, '03 10:39:13PM

I did the Archive+Import-old-settings installation of Panther. Psync would not work afterwards. I tried the above recipe.. but no dice.

What finally worked for me was to install the latest version of PsyncX. This package includes a working-for-panther copy of psync.

PsyncX can be found here:

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10.3: A workaround for a psync Panther error
Authored by: Tomster on Nov 08, '03 01:49:19PM

Just a quick note that psync installs to /usr/local/bin, which for some reason, is not in the default Panther bash $PATH. A quick pico on /etc/profile and a slight mod of /etc/manpath.config and all was well.

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