Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 556669
FutureFeature: Bacula needs a README.Fedora
Last modified: 2012-01-20 10:17:51 EST
Currently, it's very hard to come up with the "Fedoran Way" of configuring Bacula. I'm a newbie with it, but, I think, you could add a fabulous guide in a README.Fedora file; like some other packages have.
The README.Fedora could contain pointers on what to do to get it up and running ASAP. Don't try to make it a supplement for the docs (pdf files)... just add the key notes, like:
- Remember to change the password placeholders to some other password or it won't start while using service (took me 5 hours to figure this out)
I'm in the middle of the configuration so I can't suggest you any more. I'll try tu update this feature request with suggestions of the contents of the README.Fedora file.
The "bail out of the init script if passwords are still the default" was a gotcha for me as well. Maybe the init scripts should say something more specific than "Error: Not been configured" ?
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This bug applies to the bacula in the EPEL 5 repos. Can someone please change the Version field in this bugzilla entry so it doesn't get auto-closed?
Wait, this just changed from EPEL5 to F14... it is a bug in EPEL5.
Changed back to EPEL5.
why did this change to EPEL5 again? It's a feature request...
Excuse me. I have misunderstood previous comment. Feel free to move it back to Fedora.
(In reply to comment #8)
> Excuse me. I have misunderstood previous comment. Feel free to move it back to
These are just some points, that should be mentioned in the future README file:
* a user must configure bacula daemons after install (before starting)
* passwords that include "__PASSWORD@@" are not allowed
* only one package from bacula-director-postgresql, bacula-director-mysql, bacula-director-sqlite should be installed at the same time or user must configure alternatives properly (since bacula-dir points to one of the binaries from these packages)
This can be considered as well:
Added a README.Fedora file in rawhide(5.2.4).