Updating of BackupPC to v4.3.1

Hi community
Is there some plans to update the Backup module to the new version 4,3,1.
Or are there some who can tell how to do it, after install?

Sorry, don’t understand the question. Can you clarify what do you mean?

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Hi Michael,

If you’re talking about BackupPC, I did a document on BackupPC and one section is about how to upgrade to 4.3.0. Il should also work for 4.3.1.

It is in French, but you can follow the commands and screen captures.
For translation: https://translate.google.com/?hl=fr#view=home&op=translate&sl=fr&tl=en

https://dokuwiki.micronator-dev.org/doku.php?id=nethserver_101_cahier_11_nethserver_backuppc#mise_a_jour_vers_backuppc-430

Michel-André

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You have also a copr rpm

https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/hobbes1069/BackupPC/

I did not tested yet, it seems that an upgrade is possible even if some users customisation could make some faillures

Hi Stéphane
I’m happy to test it, now it’s just that I’m very new to a linux. Can you please help me how to do it.
Thanks for the help
Michael

vim /etc/yum.repos.d/backuppc.repo
drop the content of https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/hobbes1069/BackupPC/repo/epel-7/hobbes1069-BackupPC-epel-7.repo

[copr:copr.fedorainfracloud.org:hobbes1069:BackupPC]
name=Copr repo for BackupPC owned by hobbes1069
baseurl=https://copr-be.cloud.fedoraproject.org/results/hobbes1069/BackupPC/epel-7-$basearch/
type=rpm-md
skip_if_unavailable=True
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://copr-be.cloud.fedoraproject.org/results/hobbes1069/BackupPC/pubkey.gpg
repo_gpgcheck=0
enabled=1
enabled_metadata=1

then

yum install BackupPC

You should probably try it with a VM

ok, my first try is with a new install nethserver. and then I do as you write.
it was a partial success :upside_down_face:
everything seemed to be going well, however, the day I tried to access the backup site (https: //xxx.xxx.xxx.27/BackupPC. I got this message:
Forbidden
You do not have permission to access / BackupPC on this server.

You could do

signal-event nethserver-backuppc-update

And check if it solves your issue

Else you could go to the apache log and check what is the error

From memory /var/log/httpd/error*

Well it is not compatible like this, the version of epel takes care to set a setuid on particular files, this is not the case of the version 4.

EDIT : for the record this is what we should do, but I really do not like the idea to install gcc on a server

install the repo of backuppc
vim /etc/yum.repos.d/backuppc.repo and drop this content

[copr:copr.fedorainfracloud.org:hobbes1069:BackupPC]
name=Copr repo for BackupPC owned by hobbes1069
baseurl=https://copr-be.cloud.fedoraproject.org/results/hobbes1069/BackupPC/epel-7-$basearch/
type=rpm-md
skip_if_unavailable=True
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://copr-be.cloud.fedoraproject.org/results/hobbes1069/BackupPC/pubkey.gpg
repo_gpgcheck=0
enabled=1
enabled_metadata=1

yum install gcc nethserver-BackupPC -y
mv /usr/share/BackupPC/sbin/BackupPC_Admin /usr/share/BackupPC/sbin/BackupPC_Admin.pl

vim BackupPC_Admin.c and drop this content

#include <unistd.h>
#ifndef REAL_PATH
#define REAL_PATH "/usr/share/BackupPC/sbin/BackupPC_Admin.pl"
#endif
int main(ac, av)
char **av;
{
    execv(REAL_PATH, av);
    return 0;
}

then you need to do these commands

gcc -o BackupPC_Admin BackupPC_Admin.c
cp BackupPC_Admin /usr/share/BackupPC/sbin/
chown backuppc:apache /usr/share/BackupPC/sbin/BackupPC_Admin
chmod u+s /usr/share/BackupPC/sbin/BackupPC_Admin

it doesn’t survive to an upgrade of BackupPC

two possible way:

  • I could fork the copr package and this during the build of the rpm
  • I could ask to the rpm builder why he did not incorporate it inside like the V3 does

Hello again
Now i have done this test:

  • Install a new web server
  • Update it to the latest version.
  • Run the script you have for me.
  • Changing the user in httpd.conf to “backuppc”, unless I change it, the site could not display. and now I get the same as last time:You do not have permission to access / BackupPC on this server.
  • I then try your command: signal-event nethserver-backuppc-update, with this result.Udklip.

About httpd / error log, I have to give up.
PS: how to attach / upload a file to you

Hi
Now i have test it, and the success was not so good.

First place I had problems was:


Here I have to create the folder “BackupPC/sbin/BackupPC_Admin”
The other place was:
Udklip3
Here i got this error

And after this i got this message when I try to access the website: Not Found
The requested URL /BackupPC was not found on this server.

I think it is

signal-event nethserver-BackupPC-update

You can press tab to autocomplete but we need to find a new way to make it perpetual

I have tests again, with the same result.
Although I did use the command:signal-event nethserver-BackupPC-update
Udklip

Ok lets see another solution

:smiley:
I’m ready to test

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I was pointed here by another user so just to get everyone one the same page…

I run the COPR (as well as manage BackupPC for Fedora and Fedora EPEL).

It looks like the nethserver version still requires quite a bit of post install work. I would recommend using my copr as it builds the required C program for suid (also needed for SELinux) and installs it.

My only concern is cleanup after switching sources. You’ll need to make sure that the CgiDir is set correctly:

/etc/config.pl (It should point to the libexec version.)

$Conf{TopDir} = '/var/lib/BackupPC/';
$Conf{ConfDir} = '/etc/BackupPC/';
$Conf{LogDir} = '/var/log/BackupPC';
$Conf{RunDir} = '/var/run/BackupPC';
$Conf{InstallDir} = '/usr/share/BackupPC';
$Conf{CgiDir} = '/usr/libexec/BackupPC';   <---- Here
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Thank richard, I am the bad guy who ping you, we will try to understand why it doesn’t work with rpm I maintain for v3

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@hobbes1069 I got it, thank for the guidance, the suid is well created, but not exactly in the same path I need, so I need to adapt my template : /etc/e-smith/templates/etc/httpd/conf.d/BackupPC.conf/10base

 ScriptAlias /BackupPC /usr/share/BackupPC/sbin/BackupPC_Admin
 ScriptAlias /backuppc /usr/share/BackupPC/sbin/BackupPC_Admin

to

 ScriptAlias /BackupPC /usr/libexec/BackupPC/BackupPC_Admin
 ScriptAlias /backuppc /usr/libexec/BackupPC/BackupPC_Admin

question can we safely make a migration to V4 from V3 or your warning is still true that the configurations are not compatibles

Yes, I chose to use /usr/libexec as it is the appropriate place to put binaries that are designed to be called by other programs (instead of directly by the user/admin).

So yes, there are a number of changes that may be needed depending on how your original BackupPC was setup. A good place to start is Fedora Package Sources and all the RPMs are generated from its content and I essentially use the same source for the COPR builds.

https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/BackupPC/tree/master

Of particular importance would be the Apache setup since it could vary quite a bit from other sources or manual setups.

https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/BackupPC/blob/master/f/BackupPC.htaccess

The spec file might also be useful for those than know how to read them, although it’s pretty straight forward.

https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/BackupPC/blob/master/f/BackupPC.spec

The C wrapper I created for suid/SELinux can be inspected here:

https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/BackupPC/blob/master/f/BackupPC_Admin.c

Also, for historical reasons the systemD service file is all lower case. If that’s not true for the existing install then you could end up with two unit files trying to load the same service.

Thanks,
Richard

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Hi Stéphane

Will there be a test version?

Michael