[Slackbuilds-users] rdiff-backup needing patch for python >= 2.6?

Klaatu klaatu at member.fsf.org
Wed Oct 5 08:24:09 UTC 2016

I use rdiff-backup and have for quite some time.

There's no patch required. Just install and use.

If you want to use librsync 2.0, then there's a patch for that, but
otherwise it just works on Slackware 14.2


On 05/10/16 10:23, Ricardo J. Barberis wrote:
> El Martes 04/10/2016, titopoquito escribió:
>> Hi,
>> I tried to send a mail to Paul Wisehart, who is listed as maintainer for
>> the rdiff-backup SlackBuild, but unfortunately the email address is dead.
>> Today I stumbled upon rdiff-backup and doing some further research I
>> found a post* on the rdiff-backup mailing-list that indicates that a
>> patch for python versions newer than 2.4 might be needed for it**.
>> Is anyone actually using rdiff-backup and does it still work as expected
>> for you?
>> Best regards,
>> Tito
> I've been using it for ages, previously on Kubuntu (up to 12.04), then 
> Slackware (14.1 and now 14.2) with no issues at all.
> Actually, the website says:
> "Note: rdiff-backup-statistics requires Python v2.4 or later"
> So my guess is that mailing list post has old information.
> Cheers,

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