I'm moving BackupPC to a new machine, running SUSE 11.2. After installation I get nothing but the dreaded pink background and:
'backup failed (Unable to read 4 bytes)'
messages for each host being backed up. Yet, if I start a backup via:

sudo -u backuppc /usr/local/BackupPC/bin/BackupPC_dump -v -f <host>

I do indeed get the backup, along with verbose output, provided I keep tabs on each backup section, since a password is required at each section.

What little detail am I missing here? I never had this problem with the old machine running SUSE 11.1.