rsnapshot: /bin/cp failed

Greg Barniskis nalists at
Fri Apr 28 14:05:19 UTC 2006

Jim Stapleton wrote:
> Anyone know what would cause this? I am on a 6.0 system, an installed
> rsnapshot via ports.
> It looks like it wants to use the "-a" option, and cp doesn't like
> that, what's the fix?
> ERROR: /bin/cp failed. Perhaps this is not GNU cp?

Install GNU cp, available as part of the sysutils/coreutils port.

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