Package Details: dar 2.7.10-1

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Package Base: dar
Description: A full featured command-line backup tool, short for Disk ARchive
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Keywords: archive backup dar disk
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: xyproto
Maintainer: MarcinWieczorek
Last Packager: MarcinWieczorek
Votes: 54
Popularity: 0.32
First Submitted: 2011-12-14 16:48 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2023-07-12 08:07 (UTC)

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hamelg commented on 2023-09-10 13:54 (UTC)

Why not enable threadar ? It is no more experimental with 2.7.

MarcinWieczorek commented on 2023-07-12 08:08 (UTC)

Thanks, added it

FabioLolix commented on 2023-07-12 07:25 (UTC)

Hello, this need to depends on argon2

checking argon2.h usability... no
checking argon2.h presence... no
checking for argon2.h... no
configure: WARNING: Cannot find argon2.h header file
checking for argon2id_hash_raw in -largon2... no
configure: WARNING: library libargon2 not found
checking for libargon2 usability... not usable! See config.log for details
configure: error: libargon2 is missing to build libdar
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

MarcinWieczorek commented on 2023-07-04 09:14 (UTC)

I'll be happy to have a co-maintainer here.

kseistrup commented on 2023-06-22 13:38 (UTC)

Does the python module build for you guys?

slickvguy commented on 2023-06-02 04:58 (UTC) (edited on 2023-06-02 05:00 (UTC) by slickvguy)

To build and install version 2.7.9, just make a few edits to the pkgbuild:

(1) Change pkgver to 2.7.9

(2) Change 'sha256sums=...' to 'sha1sums=37749624d56ffe1bacc863067fbb03b5e48f5873' (because I'm lazy and I just copy the SHA1 from the dar sourceforge website).

(3) Probably not necessary, but I remove the '--disable-static' from the configure line, since it's no longer supported.

MarcinWieczorek commented on 2022-07-10 09:28 (UTC)

Hi @DrMartinus, thank you for your input. I'm attaching a quote from dar website. Please report this issue upstream.


In option you may also have installed the following tools and libraries: librsync for delta binary

DrMartinus commented on 2022-07-09 14:15 (UTC)

I just installed it (again, after a new setup of my PC), and wanted to run a local incremental backup, and I got an error:

dar: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

So the librsync library is not optional, even for basic functionality it is required. I'm not sure what "delta binary" means here. I downloaded and installed the package provided from here.

GraysonPeddie commented on 2021-10-26 03:58 (UTC)

Okay, I tried just ./configure, make, and make install by hand without the help of AUR and I still can't connect to remote repository for performing backups using dar because libcurl is disabled during the compilation time. I do have libcurl in Arch Linux. curl is version 7.79.

GraysonPeddie commented on 2021-10-26 03:39 (UTC)

I would like to see libcurl enabled during the compilation time so that I can connect via sftp to perform a backup.

 $ dar -R ~/ -c sftp://gpeddie@storageserver/home/ldapusers/gpeddie/backups/backup-20211025.bak
Final memory cleanup...
Aborting program. The requested operation needs a feature that has been disabled at compilation time: libcurl library

In PKGBUILD, I would change:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --disable-dar-static --disable-static --disable-upx --disable-build-html ${EXTRA_OPTIONS}

I think the only way to do that will be to compile dar by hand so I can get libcurl support.