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Bacula Status Report — 22 June 2018

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, […]

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Bacula Status Report — 9 June 2018

9 June 2018

It has been a while since the last status report, so it is now time. I would like to discuss the following subjects: 1. Bacula Release Status 2. Bacula Binaries (New) 3. Windows Binaries (more coming) 4. Next Bacula Version === 1. Bacula Release Status As probably know, the latest Bacula version 9.0.8 was released […]

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System Requirements

  • Bacula has been compiled and run on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, and MacOS X systems.
  • It requires GNU C++ version 2.95 or higher to compile. You can try with other compilers and older versions, but you are on your own. We have successfully compiled and used Bacula using GNU C++ version 4.1.3. Note, in general GNU C++ is a separate package (e.g. RPM) from GNU C, so you need them both loaded. On Red Hat systems, the C++ compiler is part of the gcc-c++ rpm package.
  • There are certain third party packages that Bacula may need. Except for MySQL and PostgreSQL, they can all be found in the depkgs and depkgs1 releases. However, most current Linux and FreeBSD systems provide these as system packages.
  • The minimum versions for each of the databases supported by Bacula are:If you want to build the Win32 binaries, please see the README.mingw32 file in the src/win32 directory. We cross-compile the Win32 release on Linux. We provide documentation on building the Win32 version, but due to the complexity, you are pretty much on your own if you want to build it yourself.
    • MySQL 4.1
    • PostgreSQL 7.4
  • If you want to build the Win32 binaries, please see the README.mingw32 file in the src/win32 directory. We cross-compile the Win32 release on Linux. We provide documentation on building the Win32 version, but due to the complexity, you are on your own if you want to build it yourself.
  • Bacula requires a good implementation of pthreads to work. This is not the case on some of the BSD systems.
  • The source code has been written with portability in mind and is mostly POSIX compatible. Thus porting to any POSIX compatible operating system should be relatively easy.
  • The Tray Monitor program is developed for GTK+-2.x. It needs GNOME less or equal to 2.2, KDE greater or equal to 3.1 or any window manager supporting the FreeDesktop system tray standardhttp://www.freedesktop.org/Standards/systemtray-spec.
  • If you want to enable command line editing and history, you will need to have /usr/include/termcap.h and either the termcap or the ncurses library loaded (libtermcap-devel or ncurses-devel).

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