Description of problem:
Areca won't start and throws these errors:
ls: Zugriff auf /usr/java nicht mÃ¶glich: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
No valid JRE found in /usr/java.
which is correct, there is no /usr/java . I don't know why it isn't able to find the JRE.
rpm -qa|grep -i java
openjdk version "1.8.0_45"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_45-b14)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.45-b02, mixed mode)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. try running /usr/share/areca-backup/areca.sh
Steps to Reproduce:
*** Bug 16240 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Closing as OLD, because no one upgrades from Mageia 4 to 5 now and because Mageia 5 has officially reached its End of Life on December 31st, 2017 https://blog.mageia.org/en/2017/11/07/mageia-5-eol-postponed/
It only continued to get important security updates since then, but non-security bugs have no chance of still getting fixed.
We regret that we weren't able to fix this issue.
As this bug was also affecting mga6, I made a patch to make it fully functional again.
I have uploaded a patched package for Mageia 6.
You can test it by launching /usr/share/areca-backup/areca.sh and waiting for areca backup GUI to appear.
It will spawn some Gtk-WARNING but it will not prevent areca from working well.
Updated packages in core/updates_testing:
Okay, with the mentioned patch installed the gui will start up again, thanks. It is still not usable since there is a dialogue showing up saying that I used it more than 96 times and I should consider making a donation. This dialogue can't be closed and blocks usage of the actual gui. Clicking the close button doesn't work, closing the window through the little x doesn't work either.
Hi Stephan, can you provide some screenshot of this nag screen?
It should definitely not be blocking.
Pushed a new package to the bs, refer to areca-backup-7.5-2.2.mga6 that ships with a workaround for a GTK3 related issue.
This w/a will prevent critical error on
that makes areca-backup suddenly crash.
Give it a try, pls.
Created attachment 10084 [details]
Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by bs. Will this show up under updates_testing ?
(In reply to Stephan Mueller from comment #8)
> Sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by bs. Will this show up under
> updates_testing ?
Yes, it will. With "bs" Matteo meant our "Build Server", you can see the progress of packages getting built here: http://pkgsubmit.mageia.org/
areca-backup-7.5-2.2.mga6 is green there, which means it did build successfully and is landing on the mirrors
Mageia 6, x86_64
Tried this out before updating and could not even launch it.
Updated areca-backup and it launched without a problem.
Explored the interface and accessed the online tutorial via the Help button.
Set up a backup directory on a data disk, created a group and a target and ran a full directory backup of Documents using zip compression on each file. Made an external check that the backup had been made and then recovered the whole backup to a temporary local folder. All present and correct.
This can be sent on.
I have the same problem as before. The look of the dialogue changed slightly but it still can't be closed.
Can you provide your configuration file inside ~/.areca (be sure to strip sensitive data)
Here it is:
#Areca user preferences
#Mon Apr 16 20:30:01 CEST 2018
If I change the "launch.count" to a lower value I can access the interface just fine since the dialogue doesn't appear but obviously this is only a temporary solution.
I was able to reproduce the same issue.
It seems that the DonationWindow get stuck.
I'm working on it.
areca-backup-7.5-2.3.mga6 is on its way, tested here and worked properly (i.e. the donation window can be closed)
Since I did not see the donation message after the update my testing does not help with this. launch.count=1 in the preferences file.
You can force a launch.count greater than 96 to make it visible and test it.
Yes, already tried that, with very large counts, and still no donation window. The count is incremented, as expected.
Removing the 64-bit OK for the time being.
Tried again with version .3 and recovered a target backup without any problem. The launch count went up to 490 but there was no request for a donation. dnt.msg.day remains stuck at 6586. Wondering if that is some kind of threshold but that would imply a history of 18 years or more. Maybe it is a count of the number of donations to date.
If the proposed update works properly please confirm it so it can be pushed to the repository. If you want, we can deep the understanding of the areca preferences in pvt or using another channel (e.g. forum, IRC, etc).
Thanks for your kindness and your understanding.
I hate to say this but it still doesn't work. But we are getting there. Updated to 7.5-2.3, increased launch.count so the donation request pops up- now I can close the dialogue but the gui is dead, it doesn't matter where I click, there is no reaction, it can't even be closed via the gui, I have to kill it with CTRL+C.
UNvalidating etc due to the previous comment. c19-20 are not encouraging either.
areca-backup-7.5-2.4.mga6 landed on updates_testing.
It provides a patch that disable the Donation Window that causes areca-backup to suddenly freeze.
Try this new package by creating a new ~/.areca directory (rename the old one to save you preferences) and then forcing the launch.count to values greater than 96.
No windows should appear.
You can still support the development of areca-backup by clicking the About menu (consider that the developer last released on august 2015).
Let me know if it properly works (local tests was successful).
Mageia 6, x86_64
Installed the update and ran through the create target steps and backed up the Documents directory. Made a backup of my ruby directory after relaunching areca-backup with the launch count advanced to 97. No nag-screen appeared. Both targets were stored on a local data disk. Recovered both in full to directories in user home. Shall try incremental backups and other tests later.
Hoping Stephan will try this.
Added some files to the Documents folder and performed an incremental backup. That worked fine and a recovery operation specifying newer files only also succeeded. This certainly looks good for 64-bits but needs confirmation from Stephan.
Okay, that did the trick, the donation window is gone and everything works as expected (version 7.5-2.4)
Thank you !
Thanks Stephan. We'll send this on.
Well done, testers! What a haul it was.
An update for this issue has been pushed to the Mageia Updates repository.