= Proposed Self Contained Change: Replace Bacula with Bareos =
Change Owner(s): Simone Caronni <negativo17 at gmail.com>
The powerful Bacula network backup solution has switched from being Open
Source friendly to being almost closed source. Originally the project was
conceived totally as Open Source, but since the creation of Bacula Systems and
its proprietary Bacula Enterprise Edition product, the Open Source (now called
"Community Edition") has received less and less updates and is mostly
== Detailed description ==
The most important points that are left "abandoned" are the following:
* Installation scripts and updates to makefiles are not updated anymore.
* New plugins and functionalities are not added anymore, except those in the
* Gaphical (and buggy) console has not received any update in almost two
* Patches and bugs opened in the bug tracker are mostly left abandoned. Even
trivial fixes are not imported in the source.
* Windows binaries are no longer provided, nor the source for the clients has
been updated. Even if compiled with difficulties, there is no support for recent
A former Bacula developer, frustrated by the situation created the fork Bareos
a long time ago from Bacula 5.2.x (the current Fedora and RHEL 7 version).
This version has now received '''a lot of bugfixes''' compared to the original
Bacula source. This makes compilation and installation a lot easier than it
was with Bacula.
On top of this, a '''lot of new features''' have been added; some unique to
Bareos but many available only in the closed source Bacula Enterprise.
Here is the list of new features compared to the current Bacula 5.2.13:
Some highlights include NDMP support for enterprise class storage (NetApp,
etc.), support for enterprise class tape libraries and Windows support
(including Windows Server 2012) with Bareos generated binaries.
For further details on why a Bacula fork was created please look at the
Bareos can also be '''fully compatible with Bacula''' by setting a specific
configuration directive in the Daemon configuration files; thus providing the
option for RHEL 6/7 users to interoperate with Fedora systems.
== Scope ==
To accomplish the goal, the following Bacula packages need to be replaced with
Currently, the same Fedora packages can be rebuilt as they are, to work also
on CentOS/RHEL 5 and 6, upgrading the EPEL or official Bacula packages in the
distributions. This is to have a consistent backup infrastructure across all
the Fedora/CentOS/RHEL ecosystem.
To ease installation, a repository for installing those packages on a
CentOS/RHEL system do exist:
The idea is the same for Bareos: import into Fedora 21 packages that can be
rebuilt for all supported Fedora/RHEL/CentOS releases and provide a repository
that can upgrade any Bacula release currently installed in the system with the
new one. In detail; the upgrade scenarios supported when going from Bacula to
Bareos would be:
From Bacula 2.4:
* RHEL/CentOS 5 with EPEL repository
From Bacula 5.0:
* RHEL/CentOS 6
From Bacula 5.2.13:
* Fedora 18+
* RHEL/CentOS 5
* RHEL/CentOS 6
As written before, the change is impacting only Fedora 21, the list of
upgrades supported are only for users who want a consistent backup solution
across the enterprise.
=== External activities ===
Proposal owners: I'm the current Bacula mantainer in Fedora and will complete
the transition in time for the release.
Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
Release engineering: the release engineering team should make sure the new
Bareos packages are in place instead of the current Bacula packages for the
Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
devel-announce mailing list
So a friend of mine has been wrangling with suexec trying to configure it
for his needs, and he has become quite furious over the fact that suexec
Then he finds out that Debian actually has a version of suexec that lets
you use a conf file to configure suexec. My question is, why the heck isn't
this in Fedora? How is it that Debian can offer both versions, but
I'm honestly surprised that Fedora doesn't offer this little piece of
flexibility. I would think that this would be in Fedora and RHEL, because
of how useful this would be. So what's going on here?
真実はいつも一つ！/ Always, there's only one truth!
apitrace 5.0 bundles libbacktrace, which looks like is living within the
gcc sources. libbacktrace is not build as a shared library from the gcc
sources, and not packaged.
Is it feasible to build libbacktrace as a shared library and ship it in
a corresponding package? Or should I rather go for a bundling exception
this is a heads-up for an update to the ca-certificates package that
I've just submitted for updates-testing for Fedora 19 and 20.
The upstream Mozilla CA list maintainers have decided to start removing
CA certificates that use a weak 1024-bit key. Although those
certificates are still valid, Mozilla has worked with the CAs, and they
did agree that it's OK to remove them.
However, there are end-entity and intermediate-CA certificates which
have been issued by the removed CAs, which are still valid, and they
might still be used by some - despite the CAs having attempted to reach
out to all their customers and getting them to reconfigure their
This means, when installing the updated ca-certificates package version
2014.2.1, some SSL/TLS connections might suddenly fail, because the
related CA certificate is no longer trusted.
If you experience such situations, the right approach is to contact the
owner of the certificate (or the server), and ask them to get a
replacement certificate, or to install a replacement certificate on
their SSL/TLS server.
Additional details can be found in the update description, which I'll
paste at the end of this message.
(I have disabled karma-automation for this update, in case there's a
need for a longer testing period. Note that this updated set of CA
certificates is currently planned to be part of Firefox 32, which will
get released around SEP 02.)
This is an update to the latest released set of CA certificates
according to the Mozilla CA Policy. It's the same set that has been
released in NSS versions 3.16.4 and 3.17.
It's noteworthy that several CA certificates with a weak key size of
1024-bits have been removed, prior to their expiration. (It is expected
that additional CA certificates with weak 1024-bit keys will be removed
in future releases.)
The removed CA certificates have been used to issue end-entity and
intermediate-CA certificates which are still valid. Those certificates
are likely to be rejected when using this upated ca-certificates
package. The owners of affected certificates should contact their CA and
ask for replacement certificates. In some scenarios it might be
sufficient to install an alternative intermediate CA certificate (e.g.
on a TLS server), allowing an alternative trust chain to another root CA
certificate to be found.
More information about the affected CA certificates and other recent
modifications can be found in the NSS release notes for version 3.16.3
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/NSS/NSS_3.16.3_... with amendments to the changes as explained in the NSS release notes for version 3.16.4 https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/NSS/NSS_3.16.4_...
first $SUBJ is available at:
It's just a src.spm and plugin support it not finished (don't browse
youtube ;-)) but may work as a preview.
I'll provide Fedora builds and repo later.
I would like to update libinfinity to 0.6.1 where possible. I prepared a
copr build at:
I did not yet test whether the gedit or kte plugins rebuild properly,
but I will do so before updating Rawhide.
Following is the list of topics that will be discussed in the FPC
meeting Thursday at 2014-08-21 16:00 UTC in #fedora-meeting-1 on
Local time information (via. rktime):
2014-08-28 09:00 Thu US/Pacific PDT
2014-08-28 12:00 Thu US/Eastern EDT
2014-08-28 16:00 Thu UTC <-
2014-08-28 17:00 Thu Europe/London BST
2014-08-28 18:00 Thu Europe/Paris CEST
2014-08-28 18:00 Thu Europe/Berlin CEST
2014-08-28 21:30 Thu Asia/Calcutta IST
2014-08-29 00:00 Fri Asia/Singapore SGT
2014-08-29 00:00 Fri Asia/Hong_Kong HKT
2014-08-29 01:00 Fri Asia/Tokyo JST
2014-08-29 02:00 Fri Australia/Brisbane EST
Links to all tickets below can be found at:
= Followups =
(approval and retirement sections already passed, /opt exception passed,
#topic #339 software collections in Fedora
(comment #16 is the current winner)
#topic #341 How to replace "docker" package with an entirely
different package of the same name?
#topic #382 Go Packaging Guidelines Draft
(more votes needed, or defer to FESCO?)
#topic #444 Officially recommend to releng that SCLs be placed in
separate packages rather than separate branches in git
= New business =
#topic #447 Bundling exception for axmail
#topic #448 Copylib exception for fastlz
#topic #450 Temporary jsquery packing exception for kimchi
#topic #452 Crypto policies packaging guideline
#topic #453 Changes/SystemdSysusers updates for
= Open Floor =
For more complete details, please visit each individual ticket. The
report of the agenda items can be found at:
If you would like to add something to this agenda, you can reply to
this e-mail, file a new ticket at https://fedorahosted.org/fpc,
e-mail me directly, or bring it up at the end of the meeting, during
the open floor topic. Note that added topics may be deferred until
the following meeting.
I am new to the Fedora Project and I understand I should introduce myself here.
I'm a french research engineer in bioinformatics and computational biology.
My main interests are about Evolution and its dynamics but I'm also involved in sequence analysis and image analysis.
Here's a link to my first review request: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1134835
The packaged piece of software, namely kissplice, allows one to detect different kinds of polymorphism (primarily alternative splicing events) from RNA-seq data with or without a reference genome.
Any kind of input/comment would be most welcome !
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