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FS#76499 - [backuppc] Config write fails with Data::Dumper versions >= 2.182

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Alexander Kobel (akobel) - Wednesday, 09 November 2022, 15:51 GMT
Last edited by Sébastien Luttringer (seblu) - Sunday, 26 March 2023, 02:23 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Sébastien Luttringer (seblu)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


BackupPC is incompatible with perl's Data::Dumper since 2.182; Arch ships 2.184 currently. Worst case, BackupPC server instances would silently terminate without the user/admin noticing. (Flagging as severity high due to potential data loss.)

A patch is available upstream (but not yet in any numbered release):

Upstream bug report:
Red Hat bug report:

Diff for a PKGBUILD including the fix:

diff --git a/trunk/PKGBUILD b/trunk/PKGBUILD
index 8fc33dd..554596b 100644
--- a/trunk/PKGBUILD
+++ b/trunk/PKGBUILD
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ pkgname=backuppc
pkgdesc='Enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux, Windows and MacOS PCs'
@@ -20,6 +20,7 @@ optdepends=('openssh: ssh transfert support'
+ ""
@@ -34,6 +35,7 @@ backup=("etc/$pkgname/"
+ 'b4547f90f903d067fd09c4f2c168e204d818b69543defa8cad5dbdd2dfc258eb'
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Closed by  Sébastien Luttringer (seblu)
Sunday, 26 March 2023, 02:23 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Additional comments about closing:  backuppc-4.4.0-6