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Re: [Bacula-devel] Ubuntu 8.04 LTS to be released 24 April with Bacula


Ante Karamatić wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 15:26:14 +0100
> Kern Sibbald <kern@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
>> I have just been informed that Bacula has been accepted in Ubuntu
>> "main", which means that it will be included in the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
>> (long term support) release, which ships the 24th of April.  That
>> release (including Bacula) will be maintained for 5 years!  Many
>> thanks to the Ubuntu packagers and managers who worked hard to make
>> this happen.  
> 
> It's good to known that Ubuntu's version of make_catalog_backup script
> is based on gawk and reads configuration from bacula-dir.conf, instead
> of having username/password as arguments. Cause of that, Ubuntu's
> make_catalog_backup (called make_catalog_backup_awk) is immune to
> CVE-2007-5626. We also ship default make_catalog_backup for those who
> prefer it.
> 
> Thank you for a great product!

We'll have to look at pulling the Ubuntu script into Bacula.  :)

FWIW, I'd tested a prototype some time ago.  It worked well and left one 
less thing for the user to configure should Catalog connection details need 
changing.


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