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YaST2 backup module fails to create archive

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 Service Pack 2


After patching yast2-backup to version 2.17.13-0.5.1 backup jobs fail to complete successful. In /var/log/YaST2/y2log the following perl error is spotted:

2013-02-18 15:28:41 <1> sles11sm(4113) [liby2util++] pid 5498 exited with status 255
2013-02-18 15:28:41 <1> sles11sm(4113) [YCP] backup/ui.ycp:2899 DEBUG: process running: false
2013-02-18 15:28:41 <1> sles11sm(4113) [YCP] backup/ui.ycp:2900 DEBUG: buffer empty: true
2013-02-18 15:28:41 <3> sles11sm(4113) [YCP] backup/ui.ycp:2905 DEBUG: stderr: Undefined subroutine &main::make_path called at /usr/lib/YaST2/bin/ line 81.

Running /usr/lib/YaST2/bin/ in a shell fails with:

sles11sm:~ # /usr/lib/YaST2/bin/
"make_path" is not exported by the File::Path module
Can't continue after import errors at /usr/lib/YaST2/bin/ line 25
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/lib/YaST2/bin/ line 25.


Please update yast2-backup to 2.17.14-0.5.1 or later.


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  • Document ID:7011799
  • Creation Date:19-FEB-13
  • Modified Date:07-MAR-13
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
      SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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