Package Details: areca 7.5-2

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Package Base: areca
Description: Personal file backup software supporting compression, encryption and incremental backups.
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Keywords: backup gui incremental java
Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: fi-dschi
Maintainer: SanskritFritz (shimi)
Last Packager: SanskritFritz
Votes: 51
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2007-11-05 12:28 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2016-02-10 15:04 (UTC)

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SanskritFritz commented on 2020-03-01 09:40 (UTC)

@Telavus I actually don't recommend to use Areca at the moment, it seems abandoned for years now. I liked it too, but switched to Borg backup some time ago and this is what I recommend to you as well.

Telavus commented on 2020-03-01 03:21 (UTC)

Anyone know how to deal with this?

/areca/src/build.xml:102: The following error occurred while executing this line: /areca/src/build.xml:82: Warning: Could not find file /areca/src/jni/ to copy.

Customizer commented on 2017-05-28 16:00 (UTC)

export SWT_GTK3=0 indeed helps, but I don't understand why. Can anyone explain the root cause of the problem? Development of areca seems pretty much abandoned to me, but perhaps they will release a new version if we provided a patch, which fixes the underlying problem.

DevotedFollower commented on 2017-04-10 16:47 (UTC)

Hi stef204, if the problem you are describing is that the areca gui suddenly crashes when you click on a "target" (left hand side of the screen) to start a backup. Then edit your file to have the following line in it: export SWT_GTK3=0 hope this helps, DF

stef204 commented on 2017-04-08 01:25 (UTC) (edited on 2017-04-08 09:45 (UTC) by stef204)

This package crashes as soon as I try to save a Target. OTOH, the areca-bin package, seems to run fine (both packages with the jdk fix in This may not be an upstream bug since the binary works fine. It may be an "Arch" issue, a build issue (how the PKGBUILD compiles it) or simply some quirk on my box. Anyone else here with same issue and if so, any fixes? % archlinux-java status Available Java environments: java-7-openjdk java-8-openjdk (default) # # A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment: # # SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00007fe5fabc9b2c, pid=6244, tid=0x00007fe69d27a700 # # JRE version: OpenJDK Runtime Environment (8.0_121-b13) (build 1.8.0_121-b13) # Java VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (25.121-b13 mixed mode linux-amd64 compressed oops) # Problematic frame: # C [] gdk_display_open+0x5c # # Core dump written. Default location: /home/$(user)/core or core.6244 # # An error report file with more information is saved as: # /home/$(user)/hs_err_pid6244.log # # /opt/areca/bin/ line 114: 6244 Aborted (core dumped) "${JAVA_PROGRAM_DIR}java" -Xmx1024m -Xms64m -cp "${CLASSPATH}" -Duser.dir="${PROGRAM_DIR}" -Djava.library.path="${LIBRARY_PATH}" $1 "$2" "$3" "$4" "$5" "$6" "$7" "$8" "$9" "${10}" "${11}" "${12}" I've got the coredump from areca, Do you want to see it? Or better to just contact upstream?

SanskritFritz commented on 2016-08-04 07:43 (UTC)

This is a bug, simple as that. But thanks for the workaround, that works well.

jerome2016 commented on 2016-08-04 02:36 (UTC) (edited on 2016-08-04 02:47 (UTC) by jerome2016)

i have a dialogBox that open and ask for a contribution (use more than 31 times). Ok... but the link on the dialogBox doesn't works and this freeze areca (can not close it more... need to xkill or killl process). The only one way i find is to xkill the contribution dialogBox windows, then still can use areca. So, i think: 1/ the call for contribution failed 2/ Arcea is it free, or a trial software. If it is a non free software, it should be fine to tell it clearly. thank you very much

DevotedFollower commented on 2015-08-16 17:23 (UTC)

thanks SanskritFritz, here's the page regarding areca and problems launching with openjdk8: Hopefully something gets done about it, but in the meantime you can edit your /opt/areca/bin/ file as mentioned. hope this helps, DF

SanskritFritz commented on 2015-04-08 19:39 (UTC)

That file is coming from upstream, please contact Olivier about this on sourceforge.