Bacula Status Report — 22 June 2018

We recently released prebuilt binaries on bacula.org, and some of you have downloaded them and had varying degrees of luck installing them. Concerning the installation of Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver), I have personally installed, configured and run it, including running with the Aligned plugin, and from the brief testing I did, it works well. However, I did notice a few errors in the installation guide, which I have corrected in version 1.3 of the guide. I expect that all the “debs” packages should work equally well.

On the other hand, we have reproduced some false dependency problems in the rpm builds. This is probably due to the RedHat macro that automatically searches for dependencies, which in my experience is very error prone. We are working to fix those problems, and I will let you know as soon as we are sure they are working.

In the mean time, if you are using deb packaging, I recommend that you try, and please report back your experiences. Also, please check that you are looking at version 1.3 (22 June 2018) of the Installation guide. My Firefox browser caches the display of this document (in the White Papers section), and so often shows an older version. Either clear your cache or use a program such a wget to download the pdf.

Currently we have released binaries for about 10 common distros. If you would like additional platforms, please let us know (bacula-users list), but please allow some time for us to build them.

Many thanks to Davide Franco for building the binaries for the Bacula project.

Best regards,
Kern