taskSavannah Administration - Tasks: task #8605, Submission of storeBackup


task #8605: Submission of storeBackup

Submitted by:  Heinz-Josef Claes <hjclaes>
Submitted on:  Sat 06 Sep 2008 01:34:23 PM UTC  
Should Start On:  Sat 06 Sep 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Tue 16 Sep 2008 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  Project Approval Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  0% Assigned to:  Karl Berry <karl>
Open/Closed:  Closed Effort:  0.00

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Mon 29 Sep 2008 11:39:33 PM UTC, comment #8: 

The version you sent to me in email (attached here again for the record) is just fine.  I've approved the project.  Thanks for your  patience, and happy hacking!

(file #16590)

Karl Berry <karl>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sun 28 Sep 2008 09:32:21 PM UTC, comment #7: 

I am little confused too.  I downloaded file #16578, storebackup-beta12.  I just checked again.  The README is unchanged between beta10 and beta12, as downloaded via the links on this page (https://savannah.gnu.org/task/?8605).

Maybe something in the savannah interface is confusing us.  Can you just email me (karl@gnu.org) the correct tarball?  It does indeed sound like you made all the changes.

Sorry for this confusion, wherever it's coming from!


Karl Berry <karl>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sun 28 Sep 2008 06:16:54 PM UTC, comment #6: 

I'm a little bit confused, so I just downloaded the tar file with the README again to be sure (file #16578):

Line 2:
Published under the GNU General Public License v3 or any later version

Line 55:
storeBackup is licensed under the GPL v3 or any later version

Where else should I add 'or any later version'?

I also changed all occurrences of Linux to GNU/Linux in all the documentation.
I added a copyright notice in all files. I changed the (old and now wrong) text about version 2 to version 3 and finally avoided the old and now wrong address of FSF.

So, I do not understand what do to additionally? Do you perhaps had a look into the old files instead of the new ones?

Best Regards, Heinz-Josef

Heinz-Josef Claes <hjclaes>
Sun 28 Sep 2008 04:16:38 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Did you upload the file you intended?  I see that you added "or any later version" in several files, which is good, but the README  does not have it, and the other points I wrote about have not been addressed, as far as I can see.  Was something not clear?


Karl Berry <karl>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat 27 Sep 2008 08:56:10 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Hello Karl,

thanks for the hints.
I made all the changes you mentioned (see attached files).

Best Regards, Heinz-Josef

(file #16578, file #16579)

Heinz-Josef Claes <hjclaes>
Wed 24 Sep 2008 01:20:01 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Hello Heinz-Josef,

I finally had a chance to take a look at your tarball.  Per
there are a couple of things I need to ask you to change before we can approve the project:

- you used GNU/Linux in most places, but a couple instances of "Linux" remain in the README, and one in the ChangeLog.  Please fix this.  You're obviously aware of the issue, so I'd approve it anyway, except for:

- many of your small top-level files lack a copyright notice.  Please add the standard GPL notice (or something compatible, like the all-permissive license we use in GNU).

- and the README says "storeBackup is licensed under the GPL v3" (thank you), but please add "or any later version" to that statement to avoid confusion.  More importantly, the actual notice a few lines after that says "version 2 of the license", so that needs to be updated to avoid inconsistency.

- one final thing, the FSF hasn't been at 675 Mass Ave (given in the README) for some years :).  Please use the notice for GPLv3 that you used in the other files.

Sorry for the delay.


Karl Berry <karl>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon 08 Sep 2008 04:31:39 PM UTC, comment #2: 


what does "www.gnu.org" portion mean?
storeBackup is listed at

Ok, this simply seems to be a misunderstanding ;-) . So, let it be a slip of the finger.

Please change it and let's proceed.
Regards, Heinz-Josef Claes

Heinz-Josef Claes <hjclaes>
Sat 06 Sep 2008 11:41:11 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Hi -- I'm guessing you didn't really mean to submit this as "www.gnu.org portion"?  More probably "non-GNU software" and it was just a slip of the finger?

Let us know and we'll proceed ...

Thanks for thinking of Savannah,
-email is unavailable-

Karl Berry <karl>
Site AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat 06 Sep 2008 01:34:23 PM UTC, original submission:  

A new project has been registered at Savannah
This project account will remain inactive until a site admin approves or discards the registration.

Registration Administration

While this item will be useful to track the registration process, approving or discarding the registration must be done using the specific Group Administration page, accessible only to site administrators, effectively logged as site administrators (superuser):

Registration Details

  • Name: storeBackup
  • System Name:  storebackup
  • Type: http://www.gnu.org portion
  • License: GNU General Public License v3 or later


fancy compressing managing checksumming hard-linking cp -rua
very fast also over slow lines because of possible "client/server" architecture

storebackup is a backup utility that stores files on other disks. It includes several optimizations that reduce the disk space needed and improve performance, and unifies the advantages of traditional full and incremental backups. It includes tools for analyzing backup data and restoring. Once archived, files are simply accessible by mounting filesystems (eg. locally, via Samba or NFS).

Other Software Required:

unix like operating system (mostly linux)

Tarball URL:


Heinz-Josef Claes <hjclaes>


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Attach Files:

Attached Files
file #16590:  storeBackup-2.0-beta12.tar.bz2 added by karl (126KiB - application/x-bzip2)
file #16578:  storeBackup-2.0-beta12.tar.bz2 added by hjclaes (126KiB - application/x-bzip)
file #16579:  storeBackup-2.0.b12.pdf added by hjclaes (376KiB - application/force-download)


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2008-09-29 karl Attached File- => Added storeBackup-2.0-beta12.tar.bz2, #16590
        StatusNone => Done
        Assigned toNone => karl
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2008-09-27 hjclaes Attached File- => Added storeBackup-2.0-beta12.tar.bz2, #16578
        Attached File- => Added storeBackup-2.0.b12.pdf, #16579

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