Package Base Details: bareos

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Keywords: Backup bacula bareos
Submitter: AlD
Maintainer: spradlim (mfulz)
Last Packager: mfulz
Votes: 13
Popularity: 0.22
First Submitted: 2014-07-23 09:45
Last Updated: 2020-02-19 22:31

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spradlim commented on 2017-01-30 02:48


You are correct that it builds them once and installs the needed one this is an offical Arch Linux way of doing it. They are called split packages and you can read more about them here:

As for a command that installs just a file daemon on my clients I use:
"pacaur -S bareos-filedaemon"

I used to use yaourt but then found out it doesn't support split packages. I actually determined this when trying to install another PKGBUILD maintained by another user.

I took over maintaining bareos, it already had split packages, I kept them. They have an advantage that the components can be installed many times on the same machine, but only need to be built once. For example the director and storage daemon is a common case for users.

PiroXiline commented on 2017-01-28 20:53

Hello, spradlim.

I though I was completely wrong, as it often happens.

But no. I see not.
I do install bareos-filedaemon,
and get:

$ makepkg -si
==> WARNING: The package group has already been built, installing existing packages...
==> Installing bareos package group with pacman -U...
[sudo] password for pyro:
loading packages...
warning: bareos-common-16.2.4-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
warning: bareos-bconsole-16.2.4-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
warning: bareos-database-common-16.2.4-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
warning: bareos-database-mysql-16.2.4-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
warning: bareos-database-postgresql-16.2.4-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
warning: bareos-database-sqlite3-16.2.4-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
warning: bareos-database-tools-16.2.4-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
warning: bareos-devel-16.2.4-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
warning: bareos-director-16.2.4-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
warning: bareos-storage-fifo-16.2.4-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
warning: bareos-tools-16.2.4-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
warning: bareos-storage-16.2.4-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
warning: bareos-director-python-plugin-16.2.4-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
warning: bareos-storage-python-plugin-16.2.4-1 is up to date -- reinstalling
resolving dependencies...
warning: cannot resolve "mtx", a dependency of "bareos-storage-tape"
:: The following package cannot be upgraded due to unresolvable dependencies:

:: Do you want to skip the above package for this upgrade? [y/N]

In other words - It do compile and install all BareoOS packages. It compile and install whole bareos group.
That what I was talking about in previous message, mentioning PKGBUILD is bold and include all packages all together. And all BareOS packages share that one PKGBUILD.
That all this is one also can be seen through - all AUR package pages share one page and one message thread, only Description changes.

Or I don't understand something.

Maybe you don't see users perspective.

This seems like with official way - we can build only a main BareOS group package and all other names are aliases to "bareos" one.
And with this group we build all packages and install them.

So, to clear the question.
I approach with a question to you, as a maintainer.
Please, can you provide information on how you build/install separate packages, and if so - can you provide a description of it where users can see it?


Now, I see - it builds all packages. And then I can choose which to install.

The thing is - you need to do it manually. User needs to do process manually and to see packages and to do minor, but nonstandard operation, which is completely not obvious, because users and even experienced ones are blind while no needed information provided.

Official AUR building guide ( states to use "$ makepkg -si", take a note "-i" is install option, and that installs everything.
Yaourt also does it "official way" installing everything, I also think other helpers do the same.

So what user need to do literally:
$ cd 'to_build\git_directory'
$ git clone
$ cd package_name
# Get everything and builds everything, but not install
$ makepkg -s
# See list of packages
$ ls
# Install chosen packages
# pacman -U selected_package.pkg.tar.xz

That does the trick.

So Michael, please provide this information.

It can be seen as I am disrespectful, but I thank you.
I go to such extends to link developers/maintainers/users and share perspective. I am persistent - because it takes effort of persistency to explain bugreports/feature_requests, otherwise, as 99% do - we skip "it", and becouse of that - "it" silently repeats to all other people over and over who knows how many times.

spradlim commented on 2017-01-20 05:17

Hello PrioXiline,

These packages are in the same layout as every other distro that bareos officially supports. This aur packages asctually reads/converts from those source packages.

I don't know what you are seeing but you only need to install the components you need. For example, The installing the file daemon only requires a few other bareos packages. bareos-common, etc...

Hope this helps,

PiroXiline commented on 2017-01-17 21:48

Guys, come on.

I need install client ('bareos-filedaemon'). I see this list, and it's not even funny.

bareos-bconsole 16.2.4-1 0.04 MiB
bareos-common 16.2.4-1 1.57 MiB
bareos-database-common 16.2.4-1 0.21 MiB
bareos-database-mysql 16.2.4-1 0.05 MiB
bareos-database-postgresql 16.2.4-1 0.07 MiB
bareos-database-sqlite3 16.2.4-1 0.05 MiB
bareos-database-tools 16.2.4-1 0.18 MiB
bareos-devel 16.2.4-1 0.88 MiB
bareos-director 16.2.4-1 0.74 MiB
bareos-director-python-plugin 16.2.4-1 0.03 MiB
bareos-filedaemon 16.2.4-1 0.22 MiB
bareos-filedaemon-python-plugin 16.2.4-1 0.09 MiB
bareos-storage 16.2.4-1 0.18 MiB
bareos-storage-fifo 16.2.4-1 0.02 MiB
bareos-storage-python-plugin 16.2.4-1 0.03 MiB

## kind rant
Client don't need all other services/servers hanging-around on system, more than it is all AUR deps. This package forces to install a whole everything that we can find of BareOS in Arch stack.
## /kind rant

Official Bacula documentation says:
"If the machine (they mean architecture, x64) and the Operating System are identical, you can simply copy the Bacula File daemon binary file bacula-fd as well as its configuration file bacula-fd.conf" - and install is already over, then goes manual configuration.

So, BareOS Client (File Daemon) needs only: binary, and /etc/bareos/bareos-fd.d/* configs.
In latest releases BareOS even simplified client, untying it from need of straight DB connection configuration.

As we install prebuilt package - clearly package bareos-filedaemon needs only itself.

Maybe I did't know or understand something.

It doesn't cancel thou, I am thankful that you provided me BareOS packages.

spradlim commented on 2016-10-31 01:57

Hello all,

I am using all daemons of this package now as a backup solution. I am supporting it as I am actively using it.

spradlim commented on 2016-05-10 01:56

eayin2: This package is not out of date. 15.2.2 is the latest official released package.

spradlim commented on 2016-05-10 01:21

Eayin2: I agree, I was just looking at middy's problem and this is how I fixed it.

Also to be fair, I haven't used the FD on Linux yet. I am getting to it. Finished my window clients first.

eayin2 commented on 2016-05-09 21:10

please change in PKGBUILD.common:

muddy.muskrat commented on 2016-04-13 12:11

- bareos-filedaemon started with user bareos
- bareos user have not permission on directories /home
- as a result we have "Permission denied" erro when try backup /home directory

spradlim commented on 2016-04-07 01:38

bareos-filedamon is configured with --with-fd-user=bareos and --with-fd-group=bareos. What is your problem?