I am quite confused as to why rsync requires --rsync-path flag even when remote rsync is in path.
$ rsync -avze 'ssh -p 22' --delete public/ email@example.com:~/public_html bash: /usr/local/bin/rsync: No such file or directory rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (0 bytes received so far) [sender] rsync error: remote command not found (code 127) at io.c(601) [sender=3.0.7]
then I tried adding --rsync-path
$ rsync -avze 'ssh -p 22' --rsync-path=/usr/bin/rsync --delete public/ firstname.lastname@example.org:~/public_html sending incremental file list ...
So, the first rsync was not successful because it was searching for rsync in /usr/local/bin but as soon as I pass the obvious path for rsync using --rsync-path, then it works.
Why is this? (this command line is the one issued by rake deploy in octopress)