Package Details: obnam 1.19-2

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Package Base: obnam
Description: Easy, secure backup program
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: mathieu.clabaut
Maintainer: ejona86
Last Packager: ejona86
Votes: 44
Popularity: 1.285565
First Submitted: 2011-10-12 13:31
Last Updated: 2016-08-08 04:41

Latest Comments

SanskritFritz commented on 2016-06-20 13:28

python2-yaml is rather a dependency of python2-cliapp.

SanskritFritz commented on 2016-01-30 23:04

That is true. But it is a new version nevertheless.

ejona86 commented on 2016-01-30 23:03

Not updating to 1.19.1 because the only fix doesn't impact Arch.

dkasak commented on 2016-01-17 16:55

I modified the PKGBUILD to build the latest version (1.19). The prefetch patch is no longer needed.

PKGBUILD patch here:

2bluesc commented on 2015-11-06 17:49

Patch for obnam to workaround this:

Reported upstream on the obnam-dev mailing list, hopefully my fix or another will be in 1.18.2.

2bluesc commented on 2015-11-06 16:02

Heads-up: paramiko-1.16.0 appears to break this pacakge.

I upgraded: python2-paramiko (1.15.3-1 -> 1.16.0-1)

And now obnam's sftp lib crashes:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cliapp/", line 189, in _run
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/obnamlib/", line 207, in process_args
cliapp.Application.process_args(self, args)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cliapp/", line 566, in process_args
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/obnamlib/plugins/", line 49, in force_lock
for client_name in repo.get_client_names():
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/obnamlib/fmt_6/", line 154, in get_client_names
return self._client_list.list_clients()
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/obnamlib/fmt_6/", line 78, in list_clients
if self.init_forest() and self.forest.trees:
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/obnamlib/fmt_6/", line 63, in init_forest
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/larch/", line 199, in open_forest
check_size('key_size', key_size, BadKeySize)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/larch/", line 193, in check_size
if keyname not in ns.get_metadata_keys():
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/larch/", line 167, in get_metadata_keys
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/larch/", line 148, in _load_metadata
data =
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/larch/", line 162, in cat
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/obnamlib/", line 56, in cat
data =
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/obnamlib/plugins/", line 588, in cat
TypeError: prefetch() takes exactly 2 arguments (1 given)

Documentation confirms this:

SanskritFritz commented on 2015-09-12 15:16


SanskritFritz commented on 2015-09-06 18:04


jboy commented on 2015-09-03 20:45

1.15 was released 2015-08-19 with a crucial bugfix

rp9 commented on 2014-11-14 09:17

Could you please add 'armv7h' to arch().
Works good here on my archarmlinux

SanskritFritz commented on 2014-05-21 13:35

Homepage should be

SanskritFritz commented on 2014-05-17 22:24


SanskritFritz commented on 2014-05-15 09:13

JohRest Just modify the version in the PKGBUILD and install with makepkg; sudo pacman - U packagefile
Read the wiki.

JohRest commented on 2014-05-15 08:42

Hi everybody,

I'm in the process to aquaint myself with this package.

Current version is 1.8. I'd like to try to bring the pkgbuild to work with the most recent version.

If I succeed, (not sure about this), how can I update / upload the new pkgbuild file?

(pls forgive if this is in the docs somehow)


SanskritFritz commented on 2014-04-05 15:05

You're right, python2-fuse should be the correct optional dependency, which in turn pulls fuse in installed.

lupoalberto commented on 2014-04-05 07:21

To work command obnam mount, I needed to install the package community/python2-fuse.

SanskritFritz commented on 2014-03-30 01:26

FUSE could be listed as optional dependency.

ejona86 commented on 2014-03-19 03:31

@iron8core, obnam has a C Python module so it is dependent on the architecture. Changing the arch was proper, and actually what I do for my ARM Arch devices.

iron8core commented on 2014-03-12 15:53

Using this on my RPi but had to add armv6h to arch-list. Since it's written in Python I suppose arch=('any') should work as well (?). Thanks!

c_14 commented on 2013-11-12 20:43

Added --optimize=1 to install line to compile .pyo files so they can be tracked by pacman.

mathieu.clabaut commented on 2012-11-25 20:03

I have now orphaned this package and dependencies. Please, feel free to adopt.

tindzk commented on 2012-11-24 16:45


tnoo commented on 2012-10-22 02:55

The dependency on python-paramiko should be python2-paramiko now.
Thanks, Tnoo

mathieu.clabaut commented on 2012-06-07 13:33

Updated. Thanks for the comment and sorry for the delay...

darude commented on 2012-06-05 11:52

There is a new version of obnam at
Someone some spare time to update the package?

Thanks. :(

tnoo commented on 2012-06-04 08:53

add python-paramiko as dependency

ejona86 commented on 2012-06-02 16:31

url should be updated to ""

ejona86 commented on 2012-06-02 16:10

The PKGBUILD works for version 1.0 and md5sum 4fdfc23ac8636d045502c99a12ffdbed

Anonymous comment on 2012-05-11 16:56

Anonymous comment on 2012-05-10 02:49

Missing python-paramiko dependency.

PLum commented on 2012-03-26 14:45

Version 0.25, released 2012-02-18; a BETA release

265e49a56840eb8e012b3a5d1ec49489 obnam_0.25.orig.tar.gz

mathieu.clabaut commented on 2012-01-24 17:36

Updated thanks

Anonymous comment on 2012-01-13 11:27

The source for version 0.23 is no longer available (but 0.21 and 0.22 are)

The PKGBUILD works for version 0.24 with md5sum 80d8d69982247f5a4e3fd3457c546fc0.