Union-GTK (Was: Re: Destroying "only" your home directory)

Karl Goetz kamping_kaiser at internode.on.net
Mon Apr 3 08:35:01 UTC 2006

Peter Garrett wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Apr 2006 16:28:04 +0930
> Karl Goetz <kamping_kaiser at internode.on.net> wrote:
>> Peter Garrett wrote:
>>> On Mon, 03 Apr 2006 11:08:04 +0800
>>> "Michael T. Richter" <ttmrichter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> [snip]
>>>> If there were a decent backup application available a lot of this could
>>>> be ameliorated.  Sadly, however, the backup software that's out there
>>>> for UNIX and workalikes is about as user hostile as you can get.
>>> Hmm. I use "unison-gtk", and it seems to involve *two* clicks to back up
>>> the directories I've chosen to another machine on the network,
>>> synchronising the directories at the same time. First click - choose the
>>> "profile", second click, click on "Go". That's about it really.... Perhaps
>>> I've left out a third click somewhere that would make it more
>>> "Unix-like" ;-)
>>> Setting up  profiles involves setting a "local" directory
>>> (say, /home/peter ) and another local or remote directory. The transfer is
>>> done over ssh in my case.
>>> There are of course "user hostile" tools for this purpose, but this
>>> doesn't seem to be one of them.
>>> Of course, I'm only talking about a "home network", not a corporation or
>>> organisation, but then, that seems to be what this particular thread is
>>> about anyway...
>>> Peter
>> Because this sounded interesting i installed it, and found (instantly
>> :/) 2 gotchas -
>> the package unison-gtk doesnt depend on unison (perhaps because its
>> needed on the remote host?), and the "port" option is greyed out on ssh
>> - use (eg), where 99 is the port.
>> hm... LP time...
>> kk
> ?? Erm... ?? On 5.10 breezy:
> $ apt-cache depends unison-gtk
> unison-gtk
>   Depends: unison
> <snip>
> Are you using dapper? Is this a dapper bug?
> As for the greyed out box - I don't see this option on mine for "port"...
> maybe I'm missing something or this is a new "feature" ?
> Peter
kgoetz at Rommel:~$ apt-cache show unison-gtk |grep unison
Package: unison-gtk
Source: unison
Conflicts: unison-gtk (<< 2.9.1-3)
Filename: pool/universe/u/unison/unison-gtk_2.13.16-4_i386.deb
 tool 'unison'.

as for the port,

Looks like dapper "features" :)

Karl Goetz
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