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

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Branch: CURRENT, Version: 0.27nb1, Package name: bup-0.27nb1, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

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: f082fcda2d60d9cdb6a788fb85c171925d2a1e28
RMD160: 52a7893008cfd99fbb7088d4f801cf9c0af27af6
Filesize: 343.489 KB

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   2016-03-10 00:53:17 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (1)
Log message:
Drop maintainership.
   2015-12-05 22:26:09 by Adam Ciarcinski | Files touched by this commit (578)
Log message:
   2015-11-04 02:32:42 by Alistair G. Crooks | Files touched by this commit (499)
Log message:
Add SHA512 digests for distfiles for sysutils category

Problems found with existing digests:
	Package memconf distfile memconf-2.16/memconf.gz
	b6f4b736cac388dddc5070670351cf7262aba048 [recorded]
	95748686a5ad8144232f4d4abc9bf052721a196f [calculated]

Problems found locating distfiles:
	Package dc-tools: missing distfile dc-tools/abs0-dc-burn-netbsd-1.5-0-gae55ec9
	Package ipw-firmware: missing distfile ipw2100-fw-1.2.tgz
	Package iwi-firmware: missing distfile ipw2200-fw-2.3.tgz
	Package nvnet: missing distfile nvnet-netbsd-src-20050620.tgz
	Package syslog-ng: missing distfile syslog-ng-3.7.2.tar.gz

Otherwise, existing SHA1 digests verified and found to be the same on
the machine holding the existing distfiles (morden).  All existing
SHA1 digests retained for now as an audit trail.
   2015-06-12 12:52:19 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3152)
Log message:
Recursive PKGREVISION bump for all packages mentioning 'perl',
having a PKGNAME of p5-*, or depending such a package,
for perl-5.22.0.
   2015-04-27 11:17:17 by Thomas Klausner | Files touched by this commit (3) | Package updated
Log message:
Update to 0.27:

This version primarily fixes bugs, but it includes a few new features,
and hopefully will provide a solid base for 0.28, which may finally
include rm/gc support.

Of note since 0.26:

  - Files can be restored sparsely via "restore --sparse".  See
    bup-sparse(1) for the details.  Given that this option is
    completely new and affects the data written, some
    caution/verification may be wise (i.e. there were bugs in some of
    the development revisions that could mangle the output).

  - Duplicity backups can be imported via the *experimental* command
    "bup import-duplicity".  Please exercise caution, and let us know
    if you have any trouble.

  - Tests can be run in parallel now via "make -j check".

As before, the metadata support is somewhat immature, but it seems to
be holding up fairly well.  Though we still need to add better support
for cross-filesystem-type save/restore (which can be too noisy), etc.
   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.