In Fedora 32, the
breezy package for a version control system obsoletes the
git-remote-bzr packages related to the Bazaar version control system. As a result, users who install
bzr will receive
breezy instead. The
bzr command (Bazaar) will be provided as a symbolic link to the
brz command (Breezy).
Fedora 32 provides the
mariadb package 10.4, up from version 10.3 in Fedora 31.
Notable changes include:
mysqlusers can log in without a password using the
Possibility to use more than one authentication plugins for each user account.
Support for user password expiry.
Implementation of the optimizer trace.
Performance increase in Unicode collations.
Various changes in syntax, variables and the InnoDB storage engine.
For full information about this release, see the official MariaDB release notes.
This new release has been made truly ready for the future, with a move to GitHub, Python 3 support, automated CI/CD pipeline on Travis, availability on PyPi and no known regression bugs compared to version 1.2.8/1.3.3.
We even found the time to add a few features for you (details in the change log):
Sparse files handling has become more efficient on file systems which support it.
More compressed file formats are kept as-is.
Have a look at the
--no-fsyncoption to improve speed of backup (at the slight risk of data loss).
Reproducible builds are possible.
Verbosity can be set via environment variable
On the down side, we have to say that due to the many changes, rdiff-backup 2.x can’t communicate with older versions 1.x in client-server mode (but the repository formats remain compatible), so you’ll need to upgrade client and server at once.
Which brings us to the installation, described in details in the read me, but here’s the quick version:
On Fedora 32, in this distribution.
On Fedora 30 and 31 available as an update.
CentOS/RHEL 7 and 8, available as an update in EPEL
On Ubuntu, you may use Otto’s PPA repo.
Windows, download the asset
rdiff-backup-2.0.0.win32exe.zipfrom here and unpack it somewhere in your
Any other supported platform, use
pip install rdiff-backup(or download and install the proper asset from here).
Happy backup, and remember: no backup, no pity!
Before Fedora 32, the
apt package did not use the mainline
apt software from Debian, but instead the
apr-rpm fork. It had the advantage of allowing users to use
apt-get commands in the terminal and use them to install packages from Fedora’s DNF repositories. This was useful because a lot of tutorials online use
By switching the Fedora apt package from
apt-rpm to regular
apt we move from a dead to a living upstream. We also close security holes and introduce a critical dependency for more packages from the
DPKG ecosystem. It is already possible to build Deb packages in Fedora, including with
pbuilder, an equivalent for
mock in the
DPKG ecosystem, however
debootstrap to provision a build environment. While we may lose the ability to
apt-get install Fedora packages from the command line, we also open the gate for
sbuild, another mock equivalent to build Debs in a clean environment. This change offers more options to target Debian and derivative systems without leaving the Fedora comfort zone.