[Box Backup] Announcing 0.11 Release Candidate 1

Stuart Hickinbottom boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Sun, 13 Jan 2008 20:34:01 +0000

Excellent news, Chris, and thanks for the efforts of you and everyone else.

On i386 Gentoo it compiles for me, but on running the tests it hangs 
during the 'backupstorefix' test stage. The log for that test, at the 
point it's hung, contains:

TEST: test/backupstorefix
Killing any running daemons...
Removing old test files...
Copying new test files...
NOTICE: Account 0x01234567 created.

At this point there is both a bbstored process and a bbackupd process 

I've made sure that there weren't any other box backup processes running 
before launching the tests.

The 'backupstore' test also seems to fail, with the following at the end 
of the log:

FAILED: Exception caught: Connection SocketConnectError (Probably a 
network issue between client and server, bad hostname, or server not 

Now, I seem to remember that the hang also happens when running the 
tests for 0.10, but I'm wondering what I could do to help debug this 
behaviour - 0.10 does actually work fine on this platform.


Chris Wilson wrote:
> Hi all,
> Nearly two years after the release of Box Backup 0.10, I'm pleased and 
> proud to announce the first release candidate for Box Backup 0.11, also 
> known as 0.11rc1.
> I'd really appreciate it if you'd consider testing the release candidate 
> for us. Please read the following Wiki pages before doing so:
> * http://www.boxbackup.org/trac/wiki/BetaReleases
> * http://www.boxbackup.org/trac/wiki/011 (Upgrading to 0.11)
> You can download it from:
> * http://www.boxbackup.org/svn/box/packages/boxbackup-0.11rc1.tgz
> * http://www.boxbackup.org/svn/box/RELEASE/0.11rc1/ (SVN branch)
> If no problems are reported in this release, I hope to make 0.11 final 
> available around 14th February.
> I've updated the website, www.boxbackup.org, to link to this release, as 
> well as the wiki in various places. I hope that was the right thing to do, 
> and that I haven't stepped on anybody's toes. Please feel free to pick 
> over the changes and tell me if I did anything wrong. I also added 
> developer and tester credits for 0.11, I hope I didn't miss anyone, but 
> please tell me if I did.
> Cheers, Chris.