Amanda/Zamanda failure under 9.10 - possible bug

Bug #669178 reported by PeterDz on 2010-10-31
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Bug Description

**** The following text was originally posted as a request for help; however because of subsequent events I am upgrading this to a possible bug - See after "+++"

I am trying to get Amanda installed to act as a backup system for a small heterogeneous system (mixture of Ubuntu and XP). I am running 9.10 in server mode. I downloaded and am following the installation guides.

In particular while a large number (all?) packages appear to have been loaded it won't run amservercheck/amandaservercheck; .conf file appears to be missing (I certainly can't find it to edit) and other files appear to be there but empty. I have run a re-install and it appears to make little difference.

FWIW I am running on an old 1.2 GHz P5 with 20 GB main disk plus 2* 350GB externals and 256MB of internal, ethernet connectivity is fine. The only other app of any significance running is samba

(a) a complete solution would be a great help ;-)
(b) is anyone aware of any of the above and can offer help?
(c) Are there any known problems with 9.10 that I should be aware of?

Thanks,

Peter

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After several days of trying with 9.10 and several re-installations to make double-sure that the libraries downloaded were the latest etc, nothing was working so I did an upgrade to 10.04LTS. ***Then*** I was able to get it to load and get Ubuntu + Amanda to recognise what I was doing and proceed. There are still some issues with directories, but they may be fixable (I hope).

 I am convinced from what happened that either: (a) there are issues with Amanda and 9.10 - like it doesn't work/is incompatible! ; or (b) there is insufficient info available from Ubuntu Launchpad etc to get it working; or (c) there is an incompatibility between the current libraries and 9.10. One way or another this looks a bug and I am logging it as such. I hope that someone will look into it and let me know which, so that I can close this out.

 I am more than happy to provide such additional info as I am able.

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