New amanda tcp default overwrites old udp configuration during upgrade

Bug #1032305 reported by Rob McColl on 2012-08-02
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
amanda (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

The previous default configuration for the package written into /etc/inetd.conf was:
amanda dgram udp wait backup /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/lib/amanda/amandad -auth=bsd amdump amindexd amidxtaped

This will be overwritten with the new default (the following) when upgrading from an existing installation of the package to the newest version:
amanda stream tcp nowait backup /usr/lib/amanda/amandad amandad -auth=bsdtcp amdump amindexd amidxtaped

This breaks existing installations and causes backups to fail.

Desired behavior:
If an old configuration is found when installing the package, ask the user what to do OR keep the existing configuration.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: amanda-client 1:3.3.0-1ubuntu1.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.39-generic 3.2.16
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu11
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Aug 2 13:19:44 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: amanda
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-04-27 (97 days ago)

Rob McColl (robert-c-mccoll) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in amanda (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Koos van den Hout (koos-kzdoos) wrote :

Same thing here, upgrade 10.04 -> 12.04. Backups were impossible until I restored the UDP line.

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