Created attachment 515401 [details]
Debugging info from fwbackups run seeking non-existent file: <fdopen>.
Description of problem:
I am trying to back up key directories in the Fedora 15 file system. The /home directory is excluded (I use a separate backup set for that). I also exclude /dev, /media, /mnt, /proc, /run, and /tmp. The backup is saved to the directory /media/Linux Backup/Fedora, which is a directory residing on an ext4 partition on an external hard drive. The folders /sys/module and /lib/udev/devices, as well as the file /selinux/null, are excluded explicitly under the advanced options tab. (These seem to be excluded twice in the rsync command generated by fwbackups, for some reason.)
I am doing a direct copy of the files and folders, full backups every time (incremental not selected). All backup options are selected except 'Follow links'.
The backup completes, then a file with the list of packages is written to /tmp in the backup destination folder, as expected, since the 'Print installed packages to a text file' option was selected.
However, after this is done, fwbackups tries to read the non-existent file in <fdopen> in the directory "/media/Linux Backup". At least, in this instance, it looked in that directory for <fdopen>. When running it at other times, it has looked for this "file" in other directories. I think it looks for the file in whatever directory I happened to be in when I invoked the 'fwbackups' command as superuser (or in /root if it was running automatically as a cron job).
After failing to find the file <fdopen>, fwbackups exits with an error message. However, fwbackups did seem to back up the data successfully, so I consider the severity to be low.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 15, fwbackups 1.43.4
Seems to happen consistently.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set fwbackups to back up file system.
2. Select 'Direct copy of the files and folders' with 'Backups are incremental' de-selected.
3. Select all backup options except 'Follow links'.
4. Run backup set manually, or let run as a automatically at a chosen time.
fwbackups should back up everything, write a text file containing the list of packages, and exit normally.
fwbackups backs up everything, writes a text file containing the list of packages, but tries to read a non-existent file called "<fdopen>", then exits with an error.
See file attachment for debugging info (from fwbackups --verbose run).
*** Bug 732274 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
fwbackups-1.43.4-3.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
fwbackups-1.43.4-3.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
fwbackups-1.43.4-2.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
Thanks for reporting this. I have submitted updates to updates-testing that should fix the problem. If the update works well for you, please consider leaving positive feedback on the update for your release to have it pushed through to stable more quickly.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
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fwbackups-1.43.4-2.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
fwbackups-1.43.4-3.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
fwbackups-1.43.4-3.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.