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Old 06-20-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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Installing BackupPC on CentOS 5.3 via YUM


Looking for some guidance on installing BackupPC under CentOS 5.3 via the yum package manager.

I've got the core packages installed and basic configuration changes made, but I'm getting a 401 (authorization required) when trying to access http://server/BackupPC.

Anyone got any troubleshooting tips for me?
 
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Originally Posted by Admiral Beotch View Post
Looking for some guidance on installing BackupPC under CentOS 5.3 via the yum package manager.
Yum has IMHO nothing to do with this. The installation method wouldn't do post-install configuration for you anyway. ( * BTW this sounds like a continuation of http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...tation-734429/ to me. If you would agree, then combining the two under a "better" thread title could make it easier for people to follow the whole BackupPC documentation - installation - configuration thing. )


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I've got the core packages installed and basic configuration changes made, but I'm getting a 401 (authorization required) when trying to access http://server/BackupPC.
401 means "not authorized" in HTTP-speek. Your webservers error_log should show you clues.
Saying "basic configuration changes" doesn't mean much. What changes did you make exactly?
Did you run htpasswd? Did you add the BackupPC.conf webserver include? Did it include deny/allow rules?
 
Old 06-21-2009, 01:46 PM   #3
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solved this one... the authorization file I created with htpassword was owned by root (and not readable) by the backuppc user.

But the other thread stands on it's own merit... When an RPM is uploaded to a repository, there are in almost all cases additional configuration that must happen before the package becomes usable. Depending on the distro you're using and how the packages was built, those configuration steps vary greatly.

So the purpose of the other thread is to, in more general terms and not specific to this BackupPC issue, find out where to locate the installation instructions specific to how the rpm/package was built (or if there was such a common place).
 
  


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