Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 786
Binary rpm's can not handle dump backups
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:48 EDT
Symptom: Amanda-client was not able to back up using dump,
when installed from the binary. Rebuilding from SRPM made it
Cause: Amanda binaries have the paths to dump and restore
hardwired into them (why???). These are determined during
configure. This is an old bug/feature of amanda (see
docs/FAQ). I suppose the RH build host did not have the
dump package installed. Amanda builds merrily w/o dump
support - gnutar is still fine.
Quick fix: Build rpms on host with the dump package
Fixed in powertools-5.2.1 amanda-2.4.1-2. Thanks.