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Name: Back In Time
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JoshStrobl triaged this task as Normal priority.Sep 18 2016, 11:13 AM
SFaulken claimed this task.Oct 1 2016, 7:27 PM

I decided to try compiling Back In Time from source after figuring out the dependencies, and it seems to start up fine. However, even with no cron-related options enabled, it tries to use crontab and fails. Installing dcron doesn't seem to resolve this.

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DonHugo added a comment.EditedDec 21 2016, 12:07 PM

I created a package.yml based on the AUR
It build fine, however it appears to be necessary to use cronie (or maybe also fcron, etc. I did not try that). Dcron does not work for whatever reason. I could only find people stating that they switched to cronie. With this, everything appears to work. Only the icons appear to be a little bit too large.
If you want to try, install cronie first and start/enable cronie.service

then BiT

Please provide git-formatted patches in accordance with as separate tasks.

I hope this works:

  • Back in Time :

We should be able to add a timer and service for systemd to handle automating it, without cronie.

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JoshStrobl closed this task as Wontfix.Jun 25 2018, 1:11 PM
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This has sat in accepted for inclusion for over a year. Clearly, there is a lack of demand for the inclusion of this software, nobody has stepped up to provide a patch, maintain it, and properly integrate it. Closing as a result. Feel free to reopen but only when someone offers a patch via our proper patch submission methods and volunteers to be maintainer.

DataDrake changed the task status from Wontfix to Frozen.Feb 21 2022, 6:45 AM