[Slackbuilds-users] duplicity & tarsnap

Thomas Morper thomas at beingboiled.info
Tue Jan 21 23:49:35 UTC 2014

Hello there,

In search of a backup tool I stumbled across the Slackbuilds for 
"duplicity" and "tarsnap" which have been abandoned by their respective 

The Slackbuild for "duplicity" hasn't been updated for more than three 
years, although there have been a few new releases since with lots of 
improvements and important bug fixes.

The Slackbuild for "tarsnap" hasn't been updated for more than four years 
and refers to a version with a critical security issue that could expose 
supposedly encrypted data.

I've settled on "rsnapshot" for different reasons, but if you're a user of 
either duplicity or tarsnap, please consider stepping in as the new 

On a side note... discovering neglected Slackbuilds has become sort of a 
pattern for me whenever I look beyond those which I've been using for 
years. Do I just happen to always pick up that one foul apple or is this a 
problem on a larger scale?


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