[K12OSN] [Fwd: K12OSN Digest, Vol 15, Issue 26]

Carl Keil carl at snarlnet.com
Sun May 15 17:54:17 UTC 2005

Hi Les,

I was hoping you'd chime in.  So, with your help, and somebody named 
bimal (http://fedoranews.org/blog/?p=603 - thanks yahoo) I got the 
cgi-admin going and I think backuppc is running.  Thank you for the 
rescue.  (I think suidperl, was my problem).

Is there a quick way to add clients to be backed up?  I'm wondering if 
you have an example of the config needed to backup the entire home and 
etc directories of a k12ltsp server, for example?  Have you ever backed 
up any os x macs using this?  Any gotchas there? 


On Sat, 2005-05-14 at 20:58, Carl Keil wrote:

> I'm asking this here because I know there are some BackupPC mavens on 
> this list.  Also, I'm installing on top of a k12ltsp install. 

A k12ltsp install would be the same as the equivalent fedora version.

> Does anyone know an easy way to get this going?  I'm having to do a lot 
> of make installs, etc. and I'm worried that I'm missing some super easy 
> yummified way of doing this. 

There may be an rpm version somewhere, but I don't think it is up
to date.

>  Plus, I'm theoretically all done with the 
> install and nothing is working.  The BackupPC docs are full of typos, so 
> I'm getting a little confused.  Any help would be appreciated.  I'd like 
> to be able to use the cgi interface.  A quick checklist perhaps?  I did 
> the minimal "server" install from the k12ltsp 4.2.1 disks, so that' my 
> starting point.  I had to install perl, Archive, Compress, etc. from 
> scratch.

Perl should have already been part of your k12ltsp install, and the
needed perl modules could have been installed with the perl
CPAN module easier than doing it by hand - type:
perl -MCPAN -eshell (you can usually answer 'no' to the first time
question about setup and just go with the defaults).  Than at the
CPAN prompt enter
install module_name
and 'quit' when done.
If you followed the instructions to create a backuppc user to own
everything, you may be having apache permission problems caused
by selinux.  Turn it off.  Also, you need the setuid version of
perl.  'yum install perl-suidperl' if you are using the stock version
of perl or compile with that option if you really built your own.
Look in /var/log/httpd/error_log to see what problem you are having
if it still doesn't work.

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com


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