Re: RFS: backup-manager -- Powerful and easy-to-use backup tool.
* Esteban Manchado Velázquez (firstname.lastname@example.org) disait :
> Perhaps I could sponsor it. Three preliminary comments:
You can grab on my repository the 0.5.5-3 release of backup-manager
which includes all what you requested here :
> 1) /etc/backup-manager.conf.tpl should not be in /etc/, as it's not a
> configuration file. It should probably go to /usr/share/backup-manager
That's done, the tpl file is now installed in /usr/share/backup-manager/
> 2) For some reason, backup-manager doesn't work for me as packaged: $UID is
> always empty, so it always says "you have to be root to execute this". The
> problem seems to be the shebang line (/bin/sh as opposed to /bin/bash, for
> example, which works indeed). I guess the real problem is the way of knowing
> the user id (I still don't know if there are bashisms in the code).
Indeed, that bashism was pointed out on the list and I've fixed it in
0.5.5-2, backup-manager now requires /bin/bash.
> 3) If only root can execute it, it should be in /usr/sbin (not in
Currently, that's true, backup-manager can only be run by root, fixed in
> I haven't check other simple backup solutions, but this seems nice. If nobody
> opposes, I will probably sponsor it (after I can find some time to see it in
Feel free to contact me for more details on the code implementation or
anything else, I'll be happy to answer anything about this software.
Alexis Sukrieh <email@example.com>
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