Package Details: backintime 1.4.3-5

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Package Base: backintime
Description: Simple backup system inspired from the Flyback Project and TimeVault. Qt5 GUI version.
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: graysky
Last Packager: graysky
Votes: 294
Popularity: 0.082941
First Submitted: 2009-01-09 20:46 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2024-06-04 18:45 (UTC)

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graysky commented on 2023-10-07 12:15 (UTC)

Using an AUR helper such as yay to build packages including backintime is HIGHLY discouraged. The recommended build method is to use a clean chroot. See:

I wrote a script that automates much of that called clean-chroot-manager offered here in the AUR.

Please stop posting build failures because you insist on building with yay or other AUR helpers.

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buhtz commented on 2024-06-10 10:42 (UTC)

There is an open PR implement a check and warning if cron is installed but not enabled. Would be glad about a review and comments.

buhtz commented on 2024-06-04 08:51 (UTC)

Please let me add something more about testing. The quality of tests in BIT is very low. They also write to the real file system. They are kind of risky and smelly. I don't feel well having users executing them.

willemw commented on 2024-06-03 18:59 (UTC)

According to the changelog, pm-utils has been deprecated.

graysky commented on 2024-06-03 18:47 (UTC)

@anarchotaoist - The current version pre-builds the cache and thus it is managed by pacman. Just delete the old pycache directory.

@buhtz - thanks for pointing that out, I removed it in 1.4.3-4. As to the checkdepends, and the check function, many users just build with makepkg -S --nocheck to avoid the check function. I included it here as some do like it to run.

buhtz commented on 2024-06-03 14:35 (UTC) (edited on 2024-06-03 14:39 (UTC) by buhtz)

Dear Graysky, but users don't need to run tests. Only developers and package maintainers need to. It is not only distracting for users but wasting resources, energy and CO2.

willemw commented on 2024-06-03 12:38 (UTC)

pyfakefs and pylint are currently necessary to run tests in the check() function (in the PKGBUILD file).

buhtz commented on 2024-06-03 11:17 (UTC)


"--no-fuse-group" argument for ./configure has no effect and was removed long ago.

The packages pyfakefs and pylint shouldn't be a dependency. This is for development only. Users shouldn't be bothered with it.

Thanks Christian

anarchotaoist commented on 2024-06-03 04:14 (UTC)

Update from 1.4.3-2 to 1.4.3- fails.

NickNackGus commented on 2024-05-31 21:55 (UTC)

I'll also note that I can connect to just fine - it's the backintime-cli repository that is linked in the update, however, and this is not publicly visible.

NickNackGus commented on 2024-05-31 21:44 (UTC)

I don't know about that; I'm getting the same 404 error from the US, Canada, and France on three separate computers. It looks like that git repository is private. Can you access it if you're not signed in?