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    Default Debian package faults 2.6.0-1

    These faults were discovered in the amd64 package of 2.6.0-1

    During preinst:

    Apr 12 2008 08:55:30: Verifying amandabackup user parameters :
    Apr 12 2008 08:55:30: !!! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! !!!
    Apr 12 2008 08:55:30: !!! user 'amandabackup' is not part of the disk group,Pl !!!
    Apr 12 2008 08:55:30: !!! make sure it is corrected before start using amanda !!!
    Apr 12 2008 08:55:30: !!! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! !!!
    Apr 12 2008 08:55:30:
    Apr 12 2008 08:55:30: Checking ownership of '/var/lib/amanda'... incorrect!
    Apr 12 2008 08:55:30: Please ensure that the directory '/var/lib/amanda' is owned by
    Apr 12 2008 08:55:30: the user 'amandabackup' and group 'disk '.

    workaround:

    dpkg -x amanda-backup-server-2.6.0-1-amd64.deb /tmp/amanda-pkg
    dpkg -e amanda-backup-server-2.6.0-1-amd64.deb /tmp/amanda-pkg
    # Remove the spaces after ${amanda_group} in the preinst file
    dpkg -b /tmp/amanda-pkg


    During postinst:


    Apr 12 2008 09:06:23: Installing '/var/amanda/amandates'.
    touch: cannot touch `/var/amanda/amandates': No such file or directory

    workaround:
    - ln -s /var/lib/amanda /var/amanda


    Also:

    I notice that this package is not quite the same as the package bundled with Debian. For example:
    - if /etc/amanda was already created by the official Debian package, it is owned by user backup and is not writeable by amandabackup
    - same for /var/log/amanda, /dumps/amanda and /tmp/amanda - if they already exist, the ownership has to be updated
    - the user amandabackup is not automatically added to the group `tape' and therefore can't access the tape drive or changer
    - different directory locations
    - different user (amandabackup instead of just amanda)
    Last edited by daniel_p; April 12th, 2008 at 12:28 AM.

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