[pkg-bacula-devel] Bacula packaging help

Carsten Leonhardt leo at debian.org
Tue Mar 8 13:48:13 UTC 2016

Dear Paul,

> Somebody today queried the version of bacula available in Debian and I
> noticed that the versions available are lagging a bit behind the
> official releases.

yes indeed.

> We would be particularly interested in a backport for jessie with a
> newer version (but we would also be happy to get 7.4 with sid). Is
> there anything we can do to help with the packaging efforts?

The 7.4 packages are almost finished, the exception is the database
upgrade. Upstream used to supply separate scripts for every version
jump, but now changed to a single one. The debian update scripts need to
be changed to reflect that, but I didn't find the time for that yet.

If you think you can help with the database update part, I'll explain my
current thoughts on how to proceed there.

You can find the current state in the experimental branch of the git
repository on alioth:


As for the backports, my priority is to release 7.4 to sid.


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