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Bug 641962

Summary: <=app-backup/backintime-1.1.24 optionally depends on deprecated PyQt4
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Andreas Sturmlechner <asturm>
Component: StabilizationAssignee: Michael Weber (RETIRED) <xmw>
Severity: normal CC: samuel.bauer, t-mo
Priority: Normal Keywords: STABLEREQ
Version: unspecifiedFlags: stable-bot: sanity-check+
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 631788    

Description Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2017-12-21 19:13:23 UTC
Qt4 is dead and going away. backintime master branch however is already PyQt5 compatible for a long time. It would be nice to have a live ebuild for testing ready.
Comment 1 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2017-12-22 09:01:32 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit a08d03188dcbdecf81d56a9445a0351a1aa265cd
Author:     Michael Weber <>
AuthorDate: 2017-12-22 09:01:15 +0000
Commit:     Michael Weber <>
CommitDate: 2017-12-22 09:01:24 +0000

    app-backup/backintime: Add live ebuild and update HOMEPAGE (thanks Samuel Bauer).
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.19, Repoman-2.3.6

 app-backup/backintime/backintime-1.1.24.ebuild |  4 +-
 app-backup/backintime/backintime-9999.ebuild   | 87 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 2 files changed, 89 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)}
Comment 2 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2018-03-03 10:01:29 UTC
Michael, please consider adding a snapshot to tree for testing and evaluation if we can eventually replace current stable with it.

Samuel, how is 9999 working out so far?
Comment 3 Samuel Bauer 2018-03-03 12:44:30 UTC
(In reply to Andreas Sturmlechner from comment #2)
> Samuel, how is 9999 working out so far?

I just tested in tree ebuild, it install and launches properly.
I don't really know about usability, but as new qt5 interface launches I'm highly confident it works as well as previous versions.
This package is installed here, but I don't use it as my backups are managed trough crontab job with raw rsync. So I can just confirm it installs and launches fine.
Comment 4 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2018-04-03 16:22:33 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 5708bfa7320cb8652b72afa1ee7d786d0a6018d5
Author:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
AuthorDate: 2018-04-03 16:18:06 +0000
Commit:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
CommitDate: 2018-04-03 16:22:16 +0000

    app-backup/backintime: Add 1.2.0_pre20180221 Qt5-based snapshot
    Drop unused eclass and fix description - it is not clear why this
    should be targeted at specific desktop environments.
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.28, Repoman-2.3.9

 app-backup/backintime/Manifest                     |  1 +
 .../backintime/backintime-1.2.0_pre20180221.ebuild | 88 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 app-backup/backintime/backintime-9999.ebuild       |  6 +-
 3 files changed, 92 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)}
Comment 5 Andreas Sturmlechner gentoo-dev 2018-04-21 15:05:30 UTC
Arches, please stabilise.
Comment 6 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2018-04-21 22:18:30 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit 672605f434cf4465d4606e04c1732c41392f64da
Author:     Aaron Bauman <>
AuthorDate: 2018-04-21 22:17:59 +0000
Commit:     Aaron Bauman <>
CommitDate: 2018-04-21 22:17:59 +0000

    app-backup/backintime: amd64 stable wrt bug #641962
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.31, Repoman-2.3.9

 app-backup/backintime/backintime-1.2.0_pre20180221.ebuild | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)}
Comment 7 Thomas Deutschmann gentoo-dev Security 2018-04-25 19:28:13 UTC
x86 stable, closing
Comment 8 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2018-04-26 03:31:56 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit da987ff9e7666c2ea4f940fad82746b6198dfce7
Author:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
AuthorDate: 2018-04-25 19:30:14 +0000
Commit:     Andreas Sturmlechner <>
CommitDate: 2018-04-26 03:29:31 +0000

    app-backup/backintime: Drop old Qt4-based
    Package-Manager: Portage-2.3.31, Repoman-2.3.9

 app-backup/backintime/Manifest                 |  1 -
 app-backup/backintime/backintime-1.1.24.ebuild | 87 --------------------------
 2 files changed, 88 deletions(-)}