4.15. bacula

Updated bacula packages that fix multiple bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Bacula is a set of programs that allow you to manage the backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of different computers.

Bug Fixes

BZ#651776
Prior to this update, the bacula packages were not distributed with the applybaculadate file. As a result, the logwatch cron script failed. The problem has been fixed by including the applybaculadate file in the bacula packages so that the logwatch cron script now works as expected.
BZ#651780
Prior to this update, the make_catalog_backup.pl script created a MySQL configuration file, which had the file permissions set to world-writeable and world-readable so that MySQL did not accept the configuration file with these permissions and the MySQL database login configuration was not used. As a result, it was not possible to complete a MySQL database dump. With this update, the configuration file is now created with correct permissions, and the MySQL database login configuration is used by MySQL so that it is now possible to complete the MySQL database dump as expected.
BZ#651786
Prior to this update, there was no option to change Bacula's runtime user. As a consequence, Bacula was always run under the root user. The problem has been fixed by adding support for the bacula-dir, bacula-fd, and bacula-sd files in the /etc/sysconfig/ directory; these files can be used for specifying a non-root user and group with the DIR_USER, FD_USER, SD_USER, and DIR_GROUP, FD_GROUP and SD_GROUP options, respectively. With this update, Bacula can be run under the specified user.
BZ#651787
Prior to this update, when creating a symbolic link to the "bscan" utility, the new link was erroneously named "dbcheck". As a result, the already existing "dbcheck" symbolic link was overwritten by the erroneous one. Thus the "dbcheck" command ran the "bscan" utility so that it was not possible to execute the "bscan" utility with the "bscan" command. The problem has been fixed in this update so that the "dbcheck" and "bscan" utilities now work as expected.
BZ#657297
Prior to this update, Bacula's default configuration missed a required option. As a result, the Bacula tray monitor component terminated unexpectedly. The problem has been fixed by adding the "Address" option to the "Director" section in the Bacula tray monitor configuration file so that the Bacula tray monitor now works as expected with the default configuration file. Note that this bug fix does not alter any existing Bacula tray monitor configuration file. As a consequence, the Bacula tray monitor can terminate unexpectedly if the existing Bacula tray monitor configuration is incorrect.
BZ#689400
Prior to this update, the backup size was computed incorrectly under certain circumstances. As a consequence, the reported size of the incremental backup could have been wrong. The problem has been fixed by correcting the backup size computation process so that the size of the incremental backup is now reported correctly.
BZ#712794
Prior to this update, the shadow-utils package was not listed among the package dependencies for Bacula. As a result, the bacula user and bacula group were not created when the shadow-utils package was not present on the system, and a warning message was displayed during the bacula packages installation. This bug has been fixed by adding shadow-utils to the package dependencies.
BZ#712804
Prior to this update, the chkconfig package, which contains the "alternatives" utility, was not listed among the package dependencies for Bacula. As a result, the bacula-dir and bacula-sd services were not configured, the "alternatives" utility was not found, and Bacula's symbolic links were not created. These problems have been fixed by adding chkconfig to the package dependencies.
All users of Bacula are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.