Package Base Details: backintime

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Maintainer: graysky
Last Packager: graysky
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Popularity: 2.15
First Submitted: 2009-01-09 20:46
Last Updated: 2021-12-13 11:16

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icedaddy commented on 2017-08-26 12:06

I see the same issue as tamas. I backup over SSH and this error has occurred with me after the recent update of sshfs to 3.2.0. Downgrading sshfs (to 3.0.0) fixes the issue.

tamas commented on 2017-08-24 15:22

I get the following error message immediately after calling "backintime backup":

INFO: Take a new snapshot. Profile: 1 Hauptprofil
INFO: Remove leftover 'new_snapshot' folder from last run
WARNING: import keyring failed
INFO: [qt4systrayicon] begin loop
INFO: Call rsync to take the snapshot
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/backintime/common/", line 874, in <module>
File "/usr/share/backintime/common/", line 459, in start_app
File "/usr/share/backintime/common/", line 635, in backup
ret = take_snapshot(cfg, force)
File "/usr/share/backintime/common/", line 79, in take_snapshot
ret = snapshots.Snapshots( cfg ).take_snapshot( force )
File "/usr/share/backintime/common/", line 1050, in take_snapshot
ret_val, ret_error = self._take_snapshot( snapshot_id, now, include_folders )
File "/usr/share/backintime/common/", line 1340, in _take_snapshot
File "/usr/share/backintime/common/", line 2023, in set
with open(self.flag, 'a') as f:
OSError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument: '/home/thomas/.local/share/backintime/mnt/1_3021/backintime/ortho/thomas/1/new_snapshot/save_to_continue'

Anyone has any idea what is going on here and why the file "save_to_continue" is not created?

geo909 commented on 2017-01-09 00:07

Thanks, that did it (although I'll miss the infinality fonts).

graysky commented on 2017-01-08 19:27

Ditch freetype2-inf:

coderkun commented on 2017-01-08 19:13

@geo909: I do have this issue, too, for some applications. But it is releated to using an unofficial freetype2 and not related to backintime.

There are some bug reports like

geo909 commented on 2017-01-08 19:09

After the last update, I'm having problems running the gui. Is it just me?

> backintime-qt4
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/backintime/qt4/", line 30, in <module>
import qt4tools
File "/usr/share/backintime/qt4/", line 21, in <module>
from PyQt4.QtGui import QFont, QFileDialog, QListView, QAbstractItemView, \
ImportError: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: FT_Get_Var_Blend_Coordinates

graysky commented on 2016-08-04 16:38

No need for the dependency, see:

alejandro.perez commented on 2016-08-04 16:02


binutils should be included into the makedepends, as strip is required (otherwise it fails).

Thanks for maintaining this!

graysky commented on 2016-08-01 22:23

@willemw - At the moment, the build will file if you do that...

willemw commented on 2016-08-01 15:17

test() in PKGBUILD should be check().