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Change Logs

* Mon Jun 07 2021 Ferdinand Thiessen <>
- Update to version 2.6.15
  * fixed error message formatting error leading message to contain
    garbage in place of system error information.
  * fixing bug (internal error) met while trying restoring files and
    dirs without sufficient write permission on the destination
    directory tree to perform the operation.
  * adding minor feature to avoid restoring Unix sockets (-au)
  * fixing dar-catalogue.dtd
- Update to version 2.6.14
  * fixed bug met when removing slices of an old backup located on
    a remote sftp server
  * fixed bug in cache layer met when writing sliced backup to a
    remote ftp or sftp repository
  * enhancement to the -[ and -] options to work as expected when
    "DOS" formatted text file is provided as a file listing.
- Drop outdated Provides / Obsoletes, RPM will automatically detect
  new dependency of linking packages, as long as -devel package
  does not get renamed or packages use dlopen and manually require it
* Fri Dec 18 2020 Martin Pluskal <>
- Enable curl and rsync support
* Wed Dec 16 2020 Paolo Stivanin <>
- update to 2.6.13:
  - fixed compilation warning in testing routine (outside libdar and dar)
  - due to change in autoconf, the --sysconfdir path (which defaults to
    ${prefix}/etc) was read as an empty string, leading dar to look for
    darrc system file at the root of the filesystem (/darrc)
  - fixed bug that should occur in extremely rare conditions (it has been
    discover during 2.7.0 validation process): compression must be used,
    no ciphering, no hashing, file changed at backup time or had a poor
    compression ratio, was not saved at slice boundary, the previous
    entry had an EA saved but no FSA or an unchanged FSA. In such
    conditions are all met, dar tries to resave the file in place, but
    partially or totally overwites the EAs of the previous entry leading
    to archive testing to fail for these EA (though the archive could be
    finished without error).
  - fixed bug met when case insensitive mask is requested (-an option)
    and locale of file to restore or backup is not the one the dar binary
    is run with.
* Wed Sep 16 2020 Paolo Stivanin <>
- update to 2.6.12:
  - fixed regression met in 2.6.11 when generating encrypted
  - fixing bug in dar_manager libdar part, met when the two oldest
    entries for a file are recorded as unchanged (differential
  - fixed typo in dar_manager man page
  - updated lax mode to ignore encryption flag found in header
    and trailer
  - fixed two opposite bugs in strong encryption code that
    annihilated each other, by chance
  - fixing bug met when merging an archive an re-compressing
    the data with another algorithm that gives a less good result,
    this condition lead the merging operation to fail
    reporting a CRC mismatch
  - improving archive header code to cope with unknown flags
* Mon Aug 17 2020 Dirk Mueller <>
- update to 2.6.10:
  - update the configure script to handle some undocumented --enable-*
    options that existed but were not expected to be used.
  - fixed spelling in darrc comments
  - fixed bug in dar_split that could occur in very rare conditions
  - fixed EA support build failure due to what seems to be a change
    in Linux kernel header
  - fixed symbol conflict with s_host of in.h on omniOS platform
* Wed Apr 15 2020 Luigi Baldoni <>
- Update to version 2.6.9
  * too many changes to list, see ChangeLog file
- Drop dar-use-libc-xattr.patch (fixed upstream)
- Drop Group tag
- Spec cleanup
Version: 2.5.14-bp150.1.3
* Wed Jan 24 2018
- fix build for Factory
- update to version 2.5.14
  (relevant parts from upstream)
  - made libgcrypt built-in memory guard be initialized before obtaining
    ligcrypt version, to respect libgcrypt usage (but no problem was seen
    nor reported about this inconsistency)
  - fixed syntax error in XML listing output (EA_entry and Attributes
  - fixed bugs in dar_split: cygwin support, filedescriptors were not
    explicitly closed at end of execution, allocating buffer on heap
    rather than in the stack for better size flexibility, avoiding buffer
    size to be greater than SSIZE_MAX.
  - added -s option to dar_split in order to disable the by default SYNC
    write that was used and which caused poor performance. To keep the
    same behavior as the older dar_split (and its poor performances) you
    need now using -s option.
  - dar_split enhancement: added call to syncfs before closing the file
    descriptor in split_output mode
  - fixed bug in dar_split that was did not lead dar_split to completely
    fulfill an device before asking for user to change the media when
    used in split_output mode, this was sometimes leading dar reporting
    file as corrupted at dar_split at media boundary.
  - added feature in dar_split to show the amount of data written since
    the last media change
  - added -az option to automatically nullify negative dates returned from
    the system in the archive under creation (filesystem is not modified)
  - included the birthtime (HFS FSA) into the negative dates handling
  - modified behavior: dar now fails upon unknown option instead of warning
    the option is unknown and thus ignored
  - fixed missing throw in tools.cpp (exception condition was not reported)
  - dar now aborts if a line exceeding 20479 bytes is met in a listing file
  - fixed bug in file listing (-[ option) leading some directories and their
    content to be excluded in a somehow rare condition
  - improved behavior when dar reads a negative date. Instead of aborting
    it now asks the user if it can substitute such value by zero
  - improved behavior when dar is asked to read an archive located in a
    directory that does not exist. DUC file passed to -E option is now
    properly run in that case too and has the possibility for example to
    create that directory and download requested file
  - minor feature: displays the archive header which is never ciphered and
    aborts. This feature is activated while listing archive content and
    adding the -aheader option. This brings the side effect to invert two
    lines in the archive summary (dar -l archive -q) "catalogue size" and
    "user comment".
  - adding date format info for -w option in "dar_manager -h" usage help
  - fixed several mistakes in tools.cpp leading compilation to fail under
    certain environments
  - fixed bug in the filtering mechanism relying on file listing (-[ and
  - ] options) that could not find an entry in the listing upon certain
    condition leading a file not being excluded as requested or not
    included as requested
  - fixed bug: -r option (only more recent overwriting policy) was
    considering a file to be more recent when it had the exact same date as
    the file in place.
  - updating documentation about requirements for compiling dar from sources
  - fixed bug: bug met when restoring of a file that has the immutable
    flag set. Dar/libdar failed restoring such file in the context of
    differential/incremental backup. The fix consists of the removal of the
    immutable flag from filesystem before restoring the new version of the
    file's data, then setting back the immutable flag afterward.
  - updating FAQ with description of the way dar uses lzo compression
    compared to the lzop program
  - fixed bug: aborting an archive was leading to an unreadable archive in
    direct mode, most of the time when strong encryption was used
  - minor new feature: added two flavors of lzo algorithm: lzop-1 and lzop-3
    in order to match compression levels 1 and 3 of the lzop command
  - fixed bug: merging operation could wrongly melt different unrelated hard
    linked inodes when merging using an archive which results from a previous
    merging operation.
  - fixed bug: aborting an archive was sometimes leading to an unreadable
    archive in direct mode (was readable only in --sequential-read mode)
  - fixed bug: libgpgme was only present at linking time of final binaries
    (dar, dar_slave, dar_xform, dar_manager, dar_cp, dar_split), not at
    linking time of libdar, which caused problem under Linux Rosa distro
    where the "no-undefined" flag is passed to the linker.
  - minor new feature: -ay option has been added to display sizes in bytes
    instead of the default which uses the largest possible unit (Kio, Mio,
    and so on.)
* Thu Mar 09 2017
- Edited %files to clear unpackaged files builderror in
* Thu Jan 05 2017
- Update to version 2.5.8:
  * support for lzma compression
  * improved backwards api compatibility
  * For extensive list of changes from 2.4.20 to 2.5.8 see provided
    CHANGES file
- Packaging cleanups and dependencies update
* Mon Dec 21 2015
- Update to 2.4.20
  * fixed display bug in dar_manager met when using -o option and
  adding options for dar that does not exist for dar_manager
  (like -R option)
  * reactivating disabled (by mistake) optimization for some
  read-only dar manager database operations
  * fixing compilation issue with dar against gcc 4.9.2
  * fixing syntax error in dar_manager message
  * fixing bug that avoided creating an archive at the root of the
- Changes for 2.4.19
  * fixed missing quote in dar_par.dcf which is called by the par2
  * fixed bug in dar_manager's -u option, not displaying most
  recent files of an archive when they have been marked as
  removed in a more recent archive of the same dar_manager
  * fixed bug met while restoring in sequential read mode a file
  having several copies (was modified at the time it was saved
  and retry-on-change was set).
* Sat Sep 19 2015
- Update to 2.4.18
  * Initial Vector used for strong encryption was set with
    pseudo-random data generated using SHA1 message digest and
    blowfish cipher, which are not available when ligcrypt is
    running in FIPS mode. Since 2.4.18 we now use SHA256 and AES256
    for IV assignment in order to have libdar compatible with FIPS
    mode. For data encryption nothing changes: the cipher specified
    (-K, -J, -$ options on CLI) are used as before.
  * fixing bug met when performing archive isolation in
    sequential-read mode, If an archive corruption or truncated
    archive leads an inode to not have its CRC readable, dar aborts
    and issues a BUG report.
* Sat Mar 07 2015
- Use SOURCE instead of %{_sourcedir}/%{name}.changes
* Tue Mar 03 2015
- Add changelog to sources (necessary for _DATE_ and _TIME_
  macros substitution removal)
* Sun Mar 01 2015
- Cleanup spec-file with spec-cleaner
- Use url for source
- Add gpg signature
- Get rid of _DATE_ and _TIME macros
- Update to 2.4.17
  * fixing issue when case insensitive comparison was requested
    and invalid wide char for the current local was met in a
    filename. In such situation the corresponding file was never
    saved before (considering a filesystem error for that file),
    while now the ASCII case insensitivity is used as fallback.
* Sun Jan 18 2015 Led <>
- update to version 2.4.16
  * Extensive changelog can be found in Changelog file
- drop dar-2.4.14-fix-bashisms.patch (fixed in package itself)
* Sun Nov 16 2014 Led <>
- fix bashisms in example scripts
- add patches:
  * dar-2.4.14-fix-bashisms.patch
* Thu Jun 26 2014
- update to version 2.4.14
  * Extensive changelog can be found in Changelog file
- drop dar-DARWIN.patch (fixed in package itself)
* Sat Jun 14 2014
- Drop unused patch dar.diff. Is replaced by sed in spec.
* Mon Jun 02 2014
- Also drop libattr from the -devel package requires
* Mon Jun 02 2014
- dar-use-libc-xattr.patch  extended attribute functions
  live in glibc, since approx 10 years and have to be used
  instead of those in libattr whenever the rest of its api is
  not used.
* Mon Aug 19 2013
- fix build with old gettext (SLE 11)
* Mon Aug 19 2013
- enforce and test for dynamic linking. (bnc#835318)
* Mon Jun 03 2013
- update to version 2.4.10
  * Extensive changelog can be found in Changelog file
- enable lzo compression support
- enable strong encryption support via gcrypt
- rename lib package to follow so name change
* Mon Jul 09 2012
- license update: SUSE-GPL-2.0+-with-openssl-exception
  The developers of dar included a special exception to link against
* Fri Jul 06 2012
- Remove libdar Requires from the devel package: it's not needed.
  Note: this did not cause any issue, as libdar4 provide libdar as
  a symbol.
- Package AUTHORS COPYING NEWS TODO ChangeLog as normal %doc files,
  without copying them around first.
- Rename libdar-4 subpackage to libdar4, following the SLPP. Change
  the rpm group of libdar to System/Libraries.
- Create a -lang package, which is Recommended by libdar. This
  actually helps in the future when libdar5 would ever come out.
  Currently, due to the language files being part of the library
  package, it would be impossible to install multiple versions.
- Pass --disable-static to configure: no need to build it. And as
  a result, we also do not have to delete it in install again.
- Add fdupes BuildRequires and use it in %install to link the same
  files together.
- Run spec-cleaner.
* Fri Jul 06 2012
- Add dar-DARWIN.patch: Fix the generation of the installed
  config.h header. Our autotools create a which also
  contains #ifned _DARWIN_*, which is matched by the upstream grep
  command, but the matching #endif is not matched... See discussion
  and debug on