Bug#696983: slbackup: cronjob warn about obsolete getopts.pl dependency

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Sun Jan 6 16:11:01 UTC 2013

Hi Mike,

On Dienstag, 1. Januar 2013, Mike Gabriel wrote:
> Can you please verify if the log messages go away once you have
> installed libperl4-corelibs-perl on your system? The package is
> available for wheezy.

yes, that works and this is how this should be fixed for wheezy / testing-

for experimental (why not sid? I'm currently offline and cant check...) it 
should be fixed properly, see

untested patch is at http://paste.debian.net/220647/

but as said, thats too much change for such a bug in wheezy at this time.

> However, the current status of slbackup is that an update of the
> package for wheezy is not possible. For wheezy, slbackup has to be
> provided via the D-E archive. (Long story [1]). I'll keep the package
> up-to-date in experimental for now, so someone with D-E upload rights
> can grab it from there (after closure of this bug).
> Greets,
> Mike
> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=687526

I'll read it when I have network again, but this cannot be true. You can 
always update testing via testing-proposed-updates, though the prefered way is 
via sid.

I'd be happy to review and sponsor uploads for you (if sponsoring is still 


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