I use a piece of software called Bacula to make backups of the data on our home PC’s and on various websites.

Version 2.0 of Bacula has just been released!

I have built a set of RPMs for fedora core 4. They were built using this spec file in the following procedure.

Installing v2.0


CFLAGS=”-g -Wall” ./configure \
–prefix=/usr \
–sbindir=/usr/sbin \
–sysconfdir=/etc/bacula \
–with-scriptdir=/etc/bacula \
–enable-smartalloc \
–enable-gnome \
–with-mysql \
–with-working-dir=/var/bacula \
–with-pid-dir=/var/run \
–with-subsys-dir=/var/lock/subsys \

Then copy bacula.spec to ~/bacula_v2

Then cp bacula-2.0.0.tar.gz ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES/

wget ‘http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/bacula/depkgs-04Jan07.tar.gz’

Edit bacula.spec to refer to this depkgs version at the top.

[chris@lilac bacula_v2]$ cd bacula-2.0.0
[chris@lilac bacula-2.0.0]$ ls
ABOUT-NLS ChangeLog config.out COPYING kernstodo Makefile.in platforms README scripts technotes-1.39
AUTHORS CheckList config.status examples LICENSE manpages po README.AIX src updatedb
autoconf config.log configure INSTALL Makefile patches projects ReleaseNotes SUPPORT VERIFYING
[chris@lilac bacula-2.0.0]$ mkdir /tmp/tt
[chris@lilac bacula-2.0.0]$ cp ReleaseNotes /tmp/tt/Release_Notes-2.0.0-1.txt
[chris@lilac bacula-2.0.0]$ cd /tmp/tt
[chris@lilac tt]$ tar -czvf Release_Notes-2.0.0-1.tar.gz Release_Notes-2.0.0-1.txt
[chris@lilac tt]$ cp Release_Notes-2.0.0-1.tar.gz ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES/

cp bacula-docs-2.0.0.tar.gz ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES/

cd ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES/
[chris@lilac SOURCES]$ wget ‘http://kent.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/bacula/bacula-rescue-2.0.0.tar.gz’

Edit bacula.spec to refer to this version.

Then rpmbuild -ba –define ‘build_fc4 1’ –define ‘build_mysql 1’ –define ‘build_mysql4 1’ bacula.spec

[root@lilac ~]# /etc/bacula/bacula stop
Stopping the Bacula File daemon
Stopping the Bacula Storage daemon
Stopping the Bacula Director daemon