csync 0.42.0 rc2

This is the second and hopefully the last release candidate of csync 0.42.0.
csync is a bidirectional file synchronizer for Linux and allows to keep two
copies of files and directories in sync. It uses uses widly adopted protocols
like smb or sftp so that there is no need for a server component of csync. It
is a user-level program which means there is no need to be a superuser. With
pam_csync it is possible to create roaming home directories.

The first release candidate hasn’t been released to the public cause of a bug
in the state database. This has been fixed now. The userguide is available too.

Packages are available in the download section. Please report bugs to the bugtracker.


  • Reduced syscalls
  • Fixed a bug in the state database
  • Fixed libsmbclient support
  • Completed userguide

NOTE: sftp is still really slow. This will be fixed with the next libssh version and I will release a new csync version which works with libssh 0.2.1.