Fedora 11 Update: fsarchiver-0.5.2-1.fc11

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Fedora Update Notification
2009-05-08 20:17:29

Name        : fsarchiver
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 0.5.2
Release     : 1.fc11
URL         : http://www.fsarchiver.org
Summary     : Safe and flexible file-system backup/deployment tool
Description :
FSArchiver is a system tool that allows you to save the contents of a
file-system to a compressed archive file. The file-system can be restored
on a partition which has a different size and it can be restored on a
different file-system. Unlike tar/dar, FSArchiver also creates the
file-system when it extracts the data to partitions. Everything is
checksummed in the archive in order to protect the data. If the archive
is corrupt, you just loose the current file, not the whole archive.

Update Information:

Update to new upstream version:    # 0.5.2 (2009-04-27):        * Copy the
contents of /dev/ during a live-backup (option -A used) else /dev/console
missing at reboot      * Bug fix: archive corruption when a file attribute was
empty (eg: "user.encryptable" on ntfs may be empty)     # 0.5.1 (2009-04-19):
* Option -o (overwrite) was broken when the archive already exists (introduced
in 0.5.0)      * Better management of errors (no space left on device) when an
archive is extracted      * Fixed errors in fsaprintf arguments thanks to
__attribute__ ((format (printf, x, y)));      * Print statistics about success
and errors at the end of an operation     # 0.5.0 (2009-04-18):        * Final
archive file format is now used (it's compatible with fsarchiver >= 0.4.4)
* Bug fix: archive extraction was hanging when there was an early error
(incorrect command line)     # 0.4.8 (2009-04-14):        * Fixed compilation
errors when fsarchiver is configured with --disable-crypto      * Fixed problems
when attributes stored in dico are empty     # 0.4.7 (2009-03-29):        * The
mount-points directories are now archived during a live-backup (important for
/dev, /proc, /sys)      * Better management of corrupt archive files: allow to
continue the restoration on the next valid file found      * Bug fix: Ignore
devices that are cached by blkid in "fsarchive probe" (cdrom devices that do not
exist were shown)      * Bug fix: "fsarchiver probe" detected ext4 filesystem as
ext3 when libblkid < 1.41 (it's part of e2fsprogs)      * Bug fix: Fixed minor
memory leak in "fsarchiver probe" by calling blkid_put_cache() to free the
dynamic memory      * Bug fix: Fixed memory error (invalid free) when a corrupt
data block is found in the archive (bad checksum)      * Bug fix: Show and error
message and exit instead of waiting when the required fstools are not installed
* Bug fix: fixed potential crash in thread_comp when aborting a restoration
process because of an error

* Fri May  1 2009 Adel Gadllah <adel.gadllah at gmail.com> - 0.5.2-1
- Update to 0.5.2

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update fsarchiver' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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