[Box Backup] Feedback and issues with boxbackup-0.10 on OpenSolaris/ZFS

James O'Gorman boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Fri, 19 Oct 2007 11:18:05 +0100

On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 10:06:20AM +0200, Lesinigo Luca wrote:
>  Hello there. Hope this is the right place for this stuff. I'm used to run 
>  boxbackup-0.10 in linux, but I'm moving it on a solaris box. Solaris express 
>  community edition, svn_67, on good old 32bit x86.
>  1) I more or less followed 
>  http://bbdev.fluffy.co.uk/trac/wiki/CompilingOnSolaris and it compiled well, 
>  but "make install-backup-server" did not work. You can read the exact 
>  commands I used at http://www.semlug.net/moin/OpenSolaris/BoxBackup - sorry 
>  for the Italian comments, but the commands should be pretty clear. "make 
>  install-backup-server" gives me [1], repeated once for every binary in the 
>  server parcel.

The "install-backup-server" script just calls the install command for
each file, so it's possible it's a bug in install in OpenSolaris.
Looking at your output it does look like this may be the case, so you
might need to open a ticket on http://bugs.opensolaris.org/ .

>  2) I manually installed boxbackup server on the system (as you can read on 
>  the semlug.net wiki) and it seems to be working without problems on my SXCE 
>  install. It's happily running inside a solaris container living on a ZFS 
>  filesystem, hope this feedback sounds good to you as it does to me :)

Sounds good :-)

>  4) This is more of a feature request, but having a solaris smf(5) manifest 
>  for boxbackup would be great. I tried to look into it but it proved to be a 
>  more challenging task than what I expected, having never wrote a manifest. I 
>  must say I'm more or less a beginner with solaris.

I might have a look at this this weekend if I get a chance. I'll commit
it straight to trunk if I get it working.