[Slackbuilds-users] duplicity & tarsnap

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at slackbuilds.org
Wed Jan 22 00:33:42 UTC 2014

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

You can always step in to become the maintainer of those two packages
feel free to submit an update using the normal procedure

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