Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 842299
bacula-fd does not support -k option
Last modified: 2016-07-26 08:00:13 EDT
bacula-client-5.0.0-9.el6.x86_645 does not support the -k option (run with reduced privileges) because it was not built against libcap. Perhaps this could be changed? It should not be enabled by default because backup scripts etc. will not run with root privileges anymore, breaking backwards compatibility.
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Because the affected component is not scheduled to be updated
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 is entering the Production 2 phase of its lifetime and this bug doesn't meet the criteria for it, i.e. only high severity issues will be fixed. Please see https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/ for further information.
This does not make sense in newer releases at all.
Feel free to clone this bug for RHEL 7, if you need.