So can I just install the tar file again then, and when it asks me for the Full 
path to existing main []? should I put what you had mentioned?

--> Full path to existing main []?
/ --batch --cgi-dir /var/www/cgi-bin/BackupPC --data-dir 
/var/lib/backuppc --hostname backuppc --html-dir /var/www/html/BackupPC
From: Michael Stowe <>
Sent: 12 February 2018 21:28
To: Marc Gilliatt
Cc: General list for user discussion, questions and support
Subject: Re: [BackupPC-users] Upgrading to backuppc-4.1.3 FAILED!

On 2018-02-12 12:18, Marc Gilliatt wrote:

Thanks for the quick response.

How do I update the file, please?

I'm not sure what upgrade instructions you followed, which may have more 
specific notes, but the usual course of action when installing from the tarball 
is this:

# When upgrading, use this instead: # ./ --batch --config-path 

I note that in one of the popular Ubuntu upgrade scripts, it's commented just 
like that, so it may have attempted to install as new. I'm not sure what 
happens when that's attempted and a already exists, but if the above 
doesn't work (remove the # at the beginning of the second line, obviously) then 
you might want to move your to a backup and try this:

# When installing, use this ./ --batch --cgi-dir 
/var/www/cgi-bin/BackupPC --data-dir /var/lib/backuppc --hostname backuppc 
--html-dir /var/www/html/BackupPC

Adjust the paths for your actual paths, of course.

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