From: Toby Johnson <public@to...> - 2002-10-29 19:43:54
I'd like to know if anyone is successfully running BackupPC on Red Hat 8.0.
I am having multiple issues since converting from 7.2 to 8.0, including the
restore problems I mentioned earlier (which I'm still looking into).
Backups using tar appear to hang indefinitely; they eventually get caught by
the SIGALRM that SmbClientTimeout throws. (Craig.. what's the best way, if
any, to see if that process is actually still doing anything, or is actually
My $PASSWD environment variable, which I'm setting via a startup script and
/bin/env, no longer appears to be making it to smbclient. If I look in the
/proc directory of the BackupPC parent process, that variable is set
correctly, but backups to NT machines fail with NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED. But
if I open a shell; set and export PASSWD correctly; and issue the same
smbclient command that BackupPC uses, it works correctly. Maybe some sort of
expanded taint functionality with exec() calls in Perl 5.8?
I suspect the taint checking because if I explicitly set PASSWD in the exec
command itself -- exec("/usr/bin/env PASSWD='$passwd' $smbClientCmd") -- it
gets a little farther, and dies with the name of one of the directories on
the target machine. This last error seems to be that tar issue again.
Also, I'm seeing the message "trashClean : Insecure dependency in chdir
while running with -T switch at /opt/backuppc/lib/BackupPC/Lib.pm line 398."
quite often in my logs. Line 398 is "$self->RmTreeQuiet($trashDir,
I don't really have the time right now to investigate these very fully; just
wondering if others are having the same issues with RH 8.0? For the time
being, I'm probably going to do a VmWare session of 7.3 in order to get
things going; I can't afford to be without backups any longer!
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