[pkg-bacula-devel] Bug#648565: Bug#648565: Bacula 5.2.1 released

Luca Capello luca at pca.it
Wed Dec 14 16:45:05 UTC 2011

tags 648565 + help
usertags 648565 + pca.it-backup

Hi there!

Cc:ing everyone who asked, sorry for the delay.

Also Cc:ing the Ubuntu maintainer (or at least the guy who uploaded the
biggest number of bacula versions to Ubuntu, forward this to the proper
person in case I am wrong), we should really join our efforts.

On Sun, 13 Nov 2011 02:16:10 +0100, Rogerio Bastos wrote:
> A new bacula version was released.
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/bacula/files/bacula/5.2.1/

Thank you for the notification.

On Wed, 23 Nov 2011 14:04:19 +0100, Bartosz Cisek wrote:
> Does anyone work on packaging Bacula 5.2.1?

In Debian, not yet, given that there are other improvements which are
pending and more important (e.g. the release-critical #621282):


On Wed, 23 Nov 2011 17:54:53 +0100, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> On 23.11.2011 17:50, Thomas Mueller wrote:
>> I've got the info, that this is the place for debian bacula packaging.
>> Based on the 5.0.3 package, i've created a  5.2.1 package.
>> Got some problems with the libbaccats-5.2.1.so symlink and
>> dpkg-shlibs not finding information. worked around with a
>> bacula-common-<DBTYPE>.shlibs.local file - it works but I don't know
>> exactly why. :)
> http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?login=pkg-bacula-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org
> oh, i see that Ubuntu folks already have a 5.2.1 package. seems I'm
> bit late.

The Git repository on Alioth already have an 'ubuntu' branch: ideally,
the Ubuntu package should be generated from that branch, so we do not do
any work twice.

Chuck, do you think it would be feasible for you (or any other Ubuntu
maintainer involved) to switch to the Git repository on Alioth?

On Thu, 24 Nov 2011 14:50:11 +0100, W. van den Akker wrote:
> I want to join the bacula-development group.

You are welcome, but please send a 'request to join' via the project
page at <http://pkg-bacula.alioth.debian.org/>.

> Last week I contacted the previos maintainer because I thought
> the package was orphaned. But only the doc package was.

You mean #612297: without looking into details, I do not see why this
should not be in the pkg-bacula group.

> However I want to help to get 5.2.1 into unstable.
> Is there any work done already? Any git?

Yes: <http://git.debian.org/?p=pkg-bacula/pkg-bacula.git;a=summary> is
the new Git repository (debian/control should be updated).

On Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:33:49 +0100, Richard Hartmann wrote:
> are there any plans to update the Bacula packages any time soon? If
> not that's fine and I will simply bake my own. But I figure it's
> better to ask before I do so.

I should pay amend, given that both Jan and myself got busy with other
stuff and left the current package resting for a while as it is.

Nevertheless, IMHO before any big update we should review Jan's
improvements and if they are OK (i.e. if they are tested to work
properly) upload a 5.0.3-2 package with them:


In the meantime, we should import the Ubuntu changes into the 'ubuntu'
branch and then merge the changes with Jan's above, thus releasing a
5.2.1-1 package.

Any help is very much welcome, but please keep everything on the Git
repository now that we finally have a packaging group.  Feel free to use
the mailing list for any internal communication (it is there for this

Please note that we should focus on *clean* upgrades, given how much
critical is a backup software.  This means that any change should be
carefully tested.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca
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