Public bug reported:

on Ubuntu 10.10, with sbackup 0.11.4 installed from ppa.

After having launched the (incremental) backup with the backup now option, it 
starts computing the delta and whatnot.
About a minute later the daemon returns a gtk error message saying that the tar 
utility exited with an error code (which shoud be -11, according to the log).

Tar is launched with this command:
/bin/tar --gzip -cS --directory=/ --ignore-failed-read --blocking-factor 20 
--totals --files-from=/home/myname/.local/share/sbackup/tmp/includes.list 
--exclude-from=/home/myname/.local/share/sbackup/tmp/excludes.list 
--checkpoint=858 --checkpoint-action=exec=/usr/share/sbackup/sbackup-progress 
--listed-incremental=/home/myname/.local/share/sbackup/tmp/files.snar

>From tar docs:
"If tar has invoked a subprocess and that subprocess exited with a nonzero exit 
code, tar exits with that code as well. This can happen, for example, if tar 
was given some compression option."
So it may be a problem of gunzip, but I've tried also with bzip and it's the 
same.

** Affects: sbackup
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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Title:
  sbackup crashes while trying to compress files with tar

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