./sysutils/bup, Highly efficient file backup system based on the git packfile format

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 0.26, Package name: bup-0.26, Maintainer: wiz

bup is a program that backs things up. bup has a few advantages over other
backup software:

It uses a rolling checksum algorithm (similar to rsync) to split large files
into chunks. The most useful result of this is you can backup huge virtual
machine (VM) disk images, databases, and XML files incrementally, even though
they're typically all in one huge file, and not use tons of disk space for
multiple versions.

It uses the packfile format from git (the open source version control system),
so you can access the stored data even if you don't like bup's user interface.

Unlike git, it writes packfiles directly (instead of having a separate garbage
collection/repacking stage) so it's fast even with gratuitously huge amounts of
data. bup's improved index formats also allow you to track far more filenames
than git (millions) and keep track of far more objects (hundreds or thousands of

Data is "automagically" shared between incremental backups without having to
know which backup is based on which other one - even if the backups are made
from two different computers that don't even know about each other. You just
tell bup to back stuff up, and it saves only the minimum amount of data needed.

Required to run:
[archivers/par2] [devel/py-readline] [lang/python27] [www/py-tornado] [devel/git-base]

SHA1: 86e636818590fe40e1074c67545bb74de6e8306b
RMD160: 206d301677a359b3e904e89d5a12e82829d12565
Filesize: 334.721 KB

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   2014-09-11 08:26:22 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (1) | Package updated
Log message:
Remove patch that's not needed any longer after 0.26 update.
   2014-09-06 23:29:45 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (4) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 0.26:

This release doesn't include anything as significant as the metadata
support added in 0.25, but it has quite a few bug fixes and internal
improvements, in addition to these notable changes:

  - When --meta is specified to the fuse command, instead of generic
    data, the originally saved mode, uid, git, atime, mtime, and ctime
    will be reported for the archive paths.

  - When --browser is specified to the web command, a browser window
    will be opened for the repository.

  - The -x/--xdev/--one-filesystem options now include the mountpoint
    itself in the traversal (matching rsyc, tar, etc.).

  - Empty lines in --exclude-rx-from files will be ignored.
    Previously they would cause all paths to be excluded.

  - The index and restore commands now support --exclude-rx-from.

  - Relative filesystem --excludes like "--exclude bar" should now
    work.  Previously --excludes had to be absolute.

  - The drecurse command now supports --exclude-rx and

  - The --compress option should now work for remote repositories.

  - Streams saved via "bup split" will now show up as a single file
    named "data" at the top level of the VFS, instead of as a subtree
    (i.e. when examined via ftp, ls, and fuse).

  - The ls command now supports -n, -A, -F, --file-type,
    --numeric-ids, and detailed -l options.

  - The save dates are now taken from the corresponding git commit's
    author date, not the committer date.

  - The tornado server, required by the web command, is no longer
    included.  See the README for installation instructions.

Note that the metadata support is still somewhat immature.  For
example, we still need to add better support for cross-filesystem-type
save/restore (which is too noisy), etc.

Please give this release a try and let us know what's broken.  If
you're new to bup, start with the README (and then HACKING if you'd
like to help further):


http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=use … ads/master
http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=use … ads/master

And although I probably sound like a broken record -- while we expect
bup to work fairly well, I still don't recommend it as your sole
backup strategy.  I'd still suggest a periodic
tar/rsync/etc. backstop.
   2014-05-30 01:38:20 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3049)
Log message:
Bump for perl-5.20.0.
Do it for all packages that
* mention perl, or
* have a directory name starting with p5-*, or
* depend on a package starting with p5-
like last time, for 5.18, where this didn't lead to complaints.
Let me know if you have any this time.
   2014-05-09 09:37:28 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (553)
Log message:
Mark packages that are not ready for python-3.3 also not ready for 3.4,
until proven otherwise.
   2014-03-19 18:50:00 by Greg Troxel | Files touched by this commit (3)
Log message:
Add patch to avoid buggy utimensat on NetBSD 6.
   2014-03-19 14:15:13 by Greg Troxel | Files touched by this commit (4)
Log message:
Add patch from upstream to avoid failures due to clang warnings.

Resolves failure to build on OS X 10.9.

ok wiz@ (as MAINTAINER).
   2014-03-19 13:54:02 by Greg Troxel | Files touched by this commit (2)
Log message:
Move fuse support into a default-off option.

Fuse support being on breaks the build on mac, where our wrappers for
OSXFUSE seem not quite right, and fuse support doesn't work on NetBSD.
ok wiz@ (as MAINTAINER).
   2014-01-25 11:30:32 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (533) | Package updated
Log message:
Mark packages as not ready for python-3.x where applicable;
either because they themselves are not ready or because a
dependency isn't. This is annotated by
PYTHON_VERSIONS_INCOMPATIBLE=  33 # not yet ported as of x.y.z
respectively, please use the same style for other packages,
and check during updates.

Use versioned_dependencies.mk where applicable.
Use REPLACE_PYTHON instead of handcoded alternatives, where applicable.
Reorder Makefile sections into standard order, where applicable.

Remove PYTHON_VERSIONS_INCLUDE_3X lines since that will be default
with the next commit.

Whitespace cleanups and other nits corrected, where necessary.