Package Details: dar 2.7.1-1

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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: 51
Popularity: 0.111363
First Submitted: 2011-12-14 16:48
Last Updated: 2021-05-15 07:14

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encbladexp commented on 2014-04-09 13:29

Hi raw,
nice Idea => Done. Thx!

raw commented on 2014-04-09 11:28

Hello encbladexp,

i suggest to change the PKGBUILD to enable 64-Bit integer mode on 64 bit Systems by default:

if test "$CARCH" == x86_64; then

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc $EXTRA_OPTIONS

im using dar on a large fileset that cannot behandled with the default infinitint. While on 32 bit Systems, infinitint avoids the 4GB file size and 4,294,967,296 file count limit, i can't imageine any dar user to hit the 64 bit Limits.
Using infinitint creates a lot of memory and cpu overhead, making it impossible to backup a large amount of files with infinitint. I have to recompile dar every update and would like to see the 64 bit mode default on 64 bit Systems. Thank you.

hamelg commented on 2012-07-01 09:05

encbladexp commented on 2012-07-01 07:37

Hi, you should downgrade to 2.4.5 and contact the dar developers about this issue.

hamelg commented on 2012-06-29 21:03

upgraded dar (2.4.5-1 -> 2.4.6-1) yesterday
today backup is failed :(
Skipping file: /home/tabelg/.gnom*** glibc detected *** dar: free(): invalid next size (fast): 0x103f49d0 ***
======= Backtrace: =========

Anonymous comment on 2012-04-09 19:48

This PKGBUILD requires a couple of fixes:

1) Prevent a build failure in src/libdar/secu_string.cpp with gcc-4.7.0
Patch that file to #include <unistd.h> (I suggest before #include "../my_config.h").

2) Fix an exception that occurs with dar -l for a dynamically linked dar
On the ./configure command do one of the following:

i) Add --mode=32 or --mode=64
ii) Add --disable-special-alloc

Option (i) is for a specific 32-bit or 64-bit optimized build of dar
Oprion (ii) is a generic solution which is less optimal but works for either arch

Both of these issues will be addressed in dar-2.4.5. The developer fixed item (2) with access to my Arch system.

Anonymous comment on 2012-03-29 13:40

This seems to be a problem with 2.4.4. I modified the PKGBUILD to build 2.3.12 and that version works fine.

Anonymous comment on 2012-03-29 11:17

If you execute dar -l on an existing archive the output shows unhandled exceptions occurring.

xyproto commented on 2011-12-14 16:50

Moved from [community] in connection with the Christmas Cleanup