kdar

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Description:

The "KDE Disk archiver" (KDar) is a disk-based archiving and backup utility.

This is the eighth release in the KDar-2.0 series. KDar-2.0.7 fixes a bug in the command export -A option where archive extensions were not trimmed.

Peter Landgren has provided an update of the Swedish translation which corrects some misspellings.

Enjoy,
JB

If you have problems opening an archive, go to the encryption module of the main configuration dialog and make sure that the encryption type matches the one used to create the archive (i.e. "none", or "blowfish").

Encryption detection will be automated in a future KDar release.

See the Changelog for details.

KDar-2.0.7 requires dar-2.2.x or greater (libdar 3.0.x)(2.2.3 recommended) and at least kde-3.4.x (kde-3.3.x might work).

If you experience problems compiling, please check out the kdar-users mailing list archives first.
(kdar-users@lists.sourceforge.net).

The KDar-2.0.7 source is available at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/kdar

Cheers,
JB

Detailed description:

KDar is built around the "disk archive library" by Denis Corbin, and is analogous to the tape archiver shell command "tar", but is more suited for backups onto disk-based media, such as CD-R, DVD, Jazz, Zip, other hard-drives, etc.

KDar can perform full and differential backups with or without compression. Archives can be split to fit various media types.

A filtering mechanism allows you to select which files and directories to backup or restore, and which files to compress.

See http://kdar.sourceforge.net for screenshots, online documentation, and more info.
Last changelog:

15 years ago

KDar-2.0.7:
-Fixed the command export -A option bug (#1293717)
-Swedish translation update (spelling fixes).

KDar-2.0.6:
- Fixed export command bug#1235759 (missing quotes on -c and -R switches)

KDar-2.0.5:
- Fixed bug#1190416, where progress window shows CDR for media type even when splitting archives is turned off.
- Updated Swedish translation courtesy of Peter Landgren.

tbd

14 years ago

Install the bzlib development library. You can see what it is really happening looking into the config.log file... and if it happens to you the same as with me, the problem is due to the fact that it does not find a file called bzlib.h (or similar).

If you use Debian, the package you should install is libbz2-dev.

Hope this helps,

T.

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jkerrb

14 years ago

Look at the contents of the config.log. (search for libdar.hpp). What are the details of the error?

Please move this discussion over to the
kdar-users@lists.sourceforge.net mailing list.

I prefer not to entertain "comments" like this. The mailing list is a more centralized place for these things, where hopefully more people can benefit from the discussion.

Thanks and Cheers,
JB

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dm01

14 years ago

this is the last output:

kdarConfigureDlg.cpp:551: error: `spacer3' undeclared (first use this function)
kdarConfigureDlg.cpp:580: error: `spacer2_2' undeclared (first use this
function)
kdarConfigureDlg.cpp:593: error: `Horizontal_Spacing2' undeclared (first use
this function)
make[2]: *** [kdarConfigureDlg.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/kdar-1.2.0/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/kdar-1.2.0'
make: *** [all] Error 2

system is gentoo amd64, gcc 3.3.3, dar 2.1.4

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jkerrb

14 years ago

Read the INSTALL file!

JB

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dm01

14 years ago

oops. The last advice in there helped.
(make -f admin/Makefile.common cvs)

Didn't work as described for the "spacer" errors though, without the "cvs".

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jkerrb

14 years ago

Okay, thanks. I've updated the INSTALL file.

Cheers,
JB

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jkerrb

14 years ago

KDar-1.2.0-beta4 is out at sourceforge:
http://sf.net/projects/kdar

DO NOT USE THIS RELEASE FOR PRODUCTION-SYSTEM BACKUPS.

It is still beta software. Instead,
use kdar-1.1.1 or dar-2.1.4 for backups.

Includes many bugfixes from beta3, and
many new features, including a progress
bar for archive creation.

Please report bugs to the sourceforge bugtracker.

Enjoy,
JB

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TMG

14 years ago

I got the following error when I tried to compile 1.2.0beta3 :

kdarConfigureDlg.cpp: In constructor `
kdarConfigureDlg::kdarConfigureDlg(QWidget*, const char*, bool, unsigned
int)':
kdarConfigureDlg.cpp:80: error: `spacer62' undeclared (first use this function)

I am using KDE CVS > 3.3 Beta 2.
I also got a similar error for 1.1.0.

Please help me to solve this problem!

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pfdobbs

14 years ago

on redhat 8.0 cant get configure to find ldar:
checking for libdar... configure: error: required library not found. Please install libdar.

kdar-1.1.1
dar-2.1.3

Tried every which way with the options:
--enable-largefile --disable-debug etc.

Dar Looks like this:
---------------
dar version 2.1.3, Copyright (C) 2002-2052 Denis Corbin

Using libdar 2.4 built with compilation time options:
Extended Attributes support: NO
Large files support (> 2GB): YES
ext2fs NODUMP flag support : YES
Special allocation scheme : YES
Integer size used : unlimited


/usr/local/lib looks like this:
--------------------
rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5550094 Jul 20 20:53 libdar.so.2.0.4
drwxr-xr-x 26 root root 4096 Jul 21 16:31 ..
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 5545068 Jul 22 20:28 libdar.so.2.0.3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Jul 22 20:28 libdar.so.2 -> libdar.so.2.0.4
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 15 Jul 22 20:28 libdar.so -> libdar.so.2.0.3
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 791 Jul 22 20:28 libdar.la
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9628778 Jul 22 20:28 libdar.a

config.log looks like this:
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configure:28458: checking for libdar
configure:28486: g++ -o conftest -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -pedantic -W -Wpointer-arith -Wmissing-prototypes -Wwrite-strings -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wconversion -DNDEBUG -DNO_DEBUG -O2 -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fexceptions -fexceptions -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_REENTRANT -ldar conftest.cc >&5
configure:28489: $? = 0
configure:28491: ./conftest
./conftest: error while loading shared libraries: libdar.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
configure:28494: $? = 127
configure: program exited with status 127

make -f admin/Makefile.common cvs
looks like this:
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*** Creating acinclude.m4
*** Creating list of subdirectories
*** Creating configure.in
*** Creating aclocal.m4
*** Creating configure
configure.in:44: warning: do not use m4_patsubst: use patsubst or m4_bpatsubst
configure.in:141: warning: do not use m4_regexp: use regexp or m4_bregexp
*** Creating config.h template
autoheader-2.53: `config.h.in' is unchanged
*** Creating Makefile templates
src/Makefile.am:16: invalid unused variable name: `libkdar_la_LIBADD'
src/Makefile.am:17: invalid unused variable name: `libkdar_la_LDFLAGS'
make: *** [cvs] Error 1

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pfdobbs

14 years ago

ok, ldconfig was the answer. Thanks!

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jkerrb

14 years ago

I just noticed that you're running libdar 2.4. My version of dar shows libdar 2.3:

dar version 2.1.3, Copyright (C) 2002-2052 Denis Corbin

Using libdar 2.3 built with compilation time options:
Extended Attributes support: NO
Large files support (> 2GB): YES
ext2fs NODUMP flag support : YES
Special allocation scheme : YES
Integer size used : 64 bits

Get libdar version 2.3.

JB

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jkerrb

14 years ago

All I can think is that you haven't run ldconfig as root, or "/usr/local/lib" is not in your ld.conf. Otherwise you'll have to track down some help (Google, the mailing list).

Sorry I can't be of more help.
JB

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chrisjones051073

15 years ago

I am trying to compile kdar on an FC2 system. I have installed dar-2.1.3 and that seemed to go OK. I then try to configure kdar but all I get is

checking for libdar... configure: error: required library not found. Please install libdar.

I have tried various options, including --with-extra-libs to add explicitly the dir with the dar library, but nothing seems to work. What am I doing wrong ?

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jkerrb

15 years ago

Chris,

Pass the same configuration options to kdar as you did for dar.

In particular, the integer versions must be the same.
The main options to look for are
./configure --enable-mode=64 --enable-largefile --disable-debug

Change the 64 to a 32 if you are using the 32-bit integer version. Leave the --enable-mode out if you're using the infinite integer version.

Check which version you are running with "dar -V".

JB

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chrisjones051073

15 years ago

Hi,

Thanks, but it doesn't help. I used the line

./configure --enable-mode=64 --enable-largefile --disable-debug

with both dat and kdar, but I still get the same error

checking for libdar64... configure: error: required library not found. Please install libdar64.

The output from dar -V is


dar version 2.1.3, Copyright (C) 2002-2052 Denis Corbin

Using libdar 2.3 built with compilation time options:
Extended Attributes support: NO
Large files support (> 2GB): YES
ext2fs NODUMP flag support : YES
Special allocation scheme : YES
Integer size used : 64 bits

Jul 8 2004 with GNUC version 3.3.3 20040412 (Red Hat Linux 3.3.3-7)
dar is part of the Disk ARchive suite (Release 2.1.3)
dar comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details
type `dar -W'. This is free software, and you are welcome
to redistribute it under certain conditions; type `dar -L | more'
for details.

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jkerrb

15 years ago

Have a look at your config.log, and search for libdar64. The error messages should indicate why the configure script failed to find the required library.

You can send the config.log to jerrb@sourceforge.net if you want me to have a look at it.

JB

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jkerrb

15 years ago

Excuse me, send log to
jkerrb@users.sourceforge.net

Cheers,
JB

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chrisjones051073

15 years ago

Hi,

Thanks - with you hints I have found the problem. dar was being installed into /usr/local. During the kdar configuration the conftest application for libdar built OK - but when it was run it failed to find libdar. So /usr/local wasn't in the library search path

I've fixed things and now have kdar running fine.

cheers Chris

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papanero52

15 years ago

After ./configure launch e make but give this error and stopped:

arcadia1:/local/kdar-1.1.1 # make
cd . && make -f admin/Makefile.common configure.in ;
make[1]: Entering directory `/local/kdar-1.1.1'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `kdar-1.1.0/configure.in.in', needed by `configure.in'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/local/kdar-1.1.1'
make: *** [configure.in] Error 2
arcadia1:/local/kdar-1.1.1 # make compile
cd . && make -f admin/Makefile.common configure.in ;
make[1]: Entering directory `/local/kdar-1.1.1'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `kdar-1.1.0/configure.in.in', needed by `configure.in'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/local/kdar-1.1.1'
make: *** [configure.in] Error 2
whats is a problem?
Thanks

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jkerrb

15 years ago

If the above trick does not work, try downloading kdar-1.1.1.tar.bz2 again. I've updated the source to resolve this compilation problem.

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jkerrb

15 years ago

Try running
make -f admin/Makefile.common

then ./configure --enable-mode=64 --enable-largefile --disable-debug

(or user whatever configure arguments you need).

Then
make clean
make

I'll get this autotools system figured out yet... ;)

JB

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jkerrb

15 years ago

Please send your config.log to jkerrb@users.sourceforge.net

JB

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HabIB

15 years ago

Please add the ability to create and save/load backup sets which can be used for regular backups.

The "Create-Archive-Assistant" is quite good but it's annoying to recreate the backup sets each time I want to do my system backups.


Thanks,
HabIB

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jkerrb

15 years ago

Backup profiles are now a feature of KDar in release 1.2.0-beta1.

This is a beta version, so don't run it as your primary backup utility on production systems. Use KDar-1.1.1, or dar-2.1.3, or something else.

More info at http://kdar.sf.net, and http://sf.net/projects/kdar

Expect to see the official 1.2.0 release within a few weeks.

Cheers,
JB

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HabIB

15 years ago

Thanks,

that was pretty fast.
I'll have a look at this beta.

Greets,
HabIB

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15 years ago

KDar-2.0.7:
-Fixed the command export -A option bug (#1293717)
-Swedish translation update (spelling fixes).

KDar-2.0.6:
- Fixed export command bug#1235759 (missing quotes on -c and -R switches)

KDar-2.0.5:
- Fixed bug#1190416, where progress window shows CDR for media type even when splitting archives is turned off.
- Updated Swedish translation courtesy of Peter Landgren.

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