[aur-general] nssbackup 0.2-2

Simon Bonner simonjbonner at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 17:04:11 EDT 2011

On Sun, 2011-07-24 at 14:29 -0400, Dave Reisner wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 01:34:32PM -0400, Simon Bonner wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm a user of nssbackup and noticed today that the package has been
> > out-of-date for a while. A comment was posted to the maintainer on Feb 7
> > and the package was flagged out of date on Feb 21, but it seems that no
> > action has been taken since.
> > 
> > I'd be happy to maintain it if someone can offer a little help with
> > building the new version. I've tried building both the most recent 0.2
> > release and the new 0.3.1 release, and neither currently work. Both give
> > the same error message:
> > 
> > Traceback (most recent call last):
> >   File "setup.py", line 3, in <module>
> >     from setuptools import setup, find_packages
> > ImportError: No module named setuptools
> > 
> > I've seen that several packages have had similar errors fixed by
> > installing the python2-distribute package, but I have this installed
> > already. 
> > 
> > Thanks for your help,
> > 
> > Simon
> > 
> > 
> The name doesn't lie. Not. So. Simple.
> This build-sys is utterly insane. Upstream has done an amazing job of
> stopping packagers at every turn if you're not a debian distro. It's
> really more than just changing setup.py to use python2, it's a whole
> host of removing the crazy. I've no idea if this actually works, but it
> builds without errors:
> http://pkgbuild.com/~dreisner/nssbackup-0.3.1-1.src.tar.gz
> dave

Thanks Dave! I gave your PKGBUILD a try and the package did build and
install, but... the individual python scripts also call python instead
of python2, which needed to be changed.

Unfortunately, it's now complaining that I don't have a gnome-session
running. I switched from gnome to XFCE several months ago and must still
have had gnome services running in the background so that Nssbackup
continued to work. Hmmm... not sure if I want to do that again or start
thinking about a different backup solution.

Thanks for taking the time to figure out the PKGBUILD. Much appreciated!



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