Bug#944510: deja-dup: Cannot back up to Google Drive (no pydrive packaged)

Michael Terry mike at mterry.name
Mon Nov 11 04:37:08 GMT 2019

Package: deja-dup
Version: 40.1-4
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I'm the upstream maintainer of deja-dup. I noticed that due to the absence of
pydrive in Debian (RFP: https://bugs.debian.org/922076), deja-dup's default
backend (Google Drive) does not work at all.

Ideally, pydrive would be packaged and -Dpydrive_pkgs=python3-pydrive would be
specified. But until that happens, I'd appreciate Google Drive being disabled.

Better to not provide a broken option (especially a default!). Less bug reports
for me, anyway.

I've attached a patch to do disable it from the UI.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers eoan-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'eoan-updates'), (500, 'eoan-security'), (500, 'eoan')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 5.3.0-19-generic (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages deja-dup depends on:
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.34.0-1
ii  duplicity                                    0.8.04-2ubuntu1
ii  libatk1.0-0                                  2.34.0-1
ii  libc6                                        2.30-0ubuntu2
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.62.1-1
ii  libgoa-1.0-0b                                3.34.0-1ubuntu1
ii  libgpg-error0                                1.36-7
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.24.12-1ubuntu1
ii  libjson-glib-1.0-0                           1.4.4-2
ii  libnautilus-extension1a                      1:3.34.1-1ubuntu1
ii  libpackagekit-glib2-18                       1.1.12-5ubuntu4
ii  libpango-1.0-0                               1.42.4-7
ii  libsecret-1-0                                0.18.8-2
ii  libsoup2.4-1                                 2.68.2-0ubuntu1

Versions of packages deja-dup recommends:
ii  gvfs-backends  1.42.1-1ubuntu1
ii  packagekit     1.1.12-5ubuntu4
ii  policykit-1    0.105-26ubuntu1

Versions of packages deja-dup suggests:
pn  python3-boto         <none>
pn  python3-cloudfiles   <none>
pn  python3-swiftclient  <none>
-------------- next part --------------
diff --git a/deja-dup/widgets/ConfigLocation.vala b/deja-dup/widgets/ConfigLocation.vala
index a3313af9..ff67cba8 100644
--- a/deja-dup/widgets/ConfigLocation.vala
+++ b/deja-dup/widgets/ConfigLocation.vala
@@ -192,7 +192,7 @@ public class ConfigLocation : ConfigWidget
                      new ConfigLocationS3(label_sizes, all_settings[S3_ROOT])) |
         insert_cloud("gcs", _("Google Cloud Storage"), show_deprecated, "deja-dup-cloud",
                      new ConfigLocationGCS(label_sizes, all_settings[GCS_ROOT])) |
-        insert_cloud("google", _("Google Drive"), true, "deja-dup-google-drive",
+        insert_cloud("google", _("Google Drive"), false, "deja-dup-google-drive",
                      new ConfigLocationGoogle(label_sizes, all_settings[GOOGLE_ROOT])) |
         insert_cloud("rackspace", _("Rackspace Cloud Files"), show_deprecated, "deja-dup-cloud",
                      new ConfigLocationRackspace(label_sizes, all_settings[RACKSPACE_ROOT])) |
diff --git a/libdeja/BackendAuto.vala b/libdeja/BackendAuto.vala
index 588622a0..e15e2cb1 100644
--- a/libdeja/BackendAuto.vala
+++ b/libdeja/BackendAuto.vala
@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ public class BackendAuto : Backend
     // 3) Google Drive via GNOME Online Accounts
     // 4) Google Drive (relying on packagekit support to install dependencies)
     var settings = get_settings();
-    settings.set_string(BACKEND_KEY, "google");
+    settings.set_string(BACKEND_KEY, "local");

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