Bug 254125 - backup location selection lacks network as an option
Summary: backup location selection lacks network as an option
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fwbackups
Version: 7
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Stewart Adam
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-08-24 10:32 UTC by Simon
Modified: 2008-06-17 03:02 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 02:13:38 UTC
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Description Simon 2007-08-24 10:32:14 UTC
Description of problem: It would be useful to be able to select a network
location from the gui in the same way that I can when browsing around the gnome
desktop in general, as I would like to backup to a different computer.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 1.43.1-2

How reproducible: every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Load fwbackups
2.Look through interface for backup location across network shares
Actual results: none

Expected results: the above mentioned option

Additional info: this is more of a feature request, unless I am just totally
missing something

Comment 1 Stewart Adam 2007-08-24 12:57:00 UTC
I'm working on this feature for 1.43.2, I should be able to release it soon but
I need to solve a bug where fwbackups gets killed by SIGABRT first...

Comment 2 Stewart Adam 2007-11-01 02:04:58 UTC
I have released fwbackups 1.43.2beta1 which you can obtain here:

It is not an official package that's being pushed into the Fedora repos, but it
is usable until 1.43.2 becomes stable enough to push.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 14:05:42 UTC
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Comment 4 Stewart Adam 2008-05-14 21:28:45 UTC
Just to keep you updated, I'm about to release RC2 and I've found it to be
stable enough that I'll release it as an update to the Fedora repos. It fixed a
few bugs that were present with the network backup in beta3 and rc1.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 02:13:36 UTC
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we 
are closing this bug. 

If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version 
of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version.

Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.

Comment 6 Stewart Adam 2008-06-17 03:02:08 UTC
Just to let you know, I haven't updated the Fedora 7 version (due to the end of
life was near) but in Fedora 8 and Fedora 9 you can download the 1.43.2rc2 from
updates-testing which includes a network backup option.

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