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Re: Upgrade to rdiff-backup 1.2.2 introduces problems with symbolic links

Jan Ingvoldstad schrieb am Freitag, den 19. Dezember 2008:

> Hello.
> This problem is fairly well-known, but no useful information about it seems
> to have been forthcoming on the rdiff-backup mailing list.
> http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/rdiff-backup-users/2008-12/msg00010.html
> rdiff-backup 1.2.2 has some serious problems with symbolic links, which
> results in aborted and corrupted backups.
> Fortunately, the backup can be fixed (on a 1.2.1 host system, at least) with
> --check-destination-dir, which takes ages to run on large file systems,
> although the latest attempt at a backup is of course completely lost.
> Essentially, I think it's safe to say that one shouldn't upgrade from 1.2.0
> or 1.2.1 to 1.2.2 right now.
> It's been suggested that 1.2.3 will rectify this problem.
> I propose that the version in backports is downgraded to 1.2.1 until then.
Then get the version in debian testing downgraded first. 

Alexander Wirt, formorer@formorer.de 
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