Hi Dominik, Dominik George wrote: > my employer asked me about backuppc4 in Debian today. I found ITP > bug #873075 - thus, I conclude that the plan is to keep backuppc for > the 3.x generation and add backuppc4 as an alternative package?
That's the idea. > As the bug is recorded as ITP by the team, I would like to know what the > progress of the work is. Not that far yet, I must admit. I was glad having gotten backuppc (3.x) back in shape for buster. And Tobi (the only other guy in the team so far), was busy with other things the past two months IIRC. And when it became clear that we won't manage to get 4.x into buster, priorities shifted quickly. My plan is to start with it (or rather #864079) once everything else has settled down for buster, i.e. either during the hard freeze or after the release. (And I have upgraded my production BackupPC server to Buster so that it can do my IPv6-only backups and I can use my testing/secondary BackupPC for BackupPC4 testing under production load.) First step is though looking into packaging the rsync fork for backuppc, see https://bugs.debian.org/864079 — where some decisions need to made, especially the one about the final package name. Comments on why one of the suggested packages are good or bad are appreciated. > I'd also like to offer support in getting teh package ready > (probably for buster+1 and buster-backports, as it seems…). That's the plan, yes. Since we (clearly) didn't manage to get backuppc4 ready in time Buster, the exact migration path is not so clear anymore. Initially the idea was to have both in parallel for a while, maybe for one release. But then again, I don't think we will have backuppc 3.x in Debian 11 Bullseye anymore, so we might also just go back to just reuse the "backuppc" package name again and run both in parallel for a while by uploading the 4.x version to experimental first. > My employer is giving me paid time for a backuppc4 package supported > in Debian. Yay! So feel free to join the team. I'd really appreciate another couple of hands and eyes. :-) Regards, Axel -- ,''`. | Axel Beckert <a...@debian.org>, https://people.debian.org/~abe/ : :' : | Debian Developer, ftp.ch.debian.org Admin `. `' | 4096R: 2517 B724 C5F6 CA99 5329 6E61 2FF9 CD59 6126 16B5 `- | 1024D: F067 EA27 26B9 C3FC 1486 202E C09E 1D89 9593 0EDE