- Bacula has been compiled and run on OpenSuSE Linux, FreeBSD, and
- It requires GNU C++ version 2.95 or higher to compile. You can try with
other compilers and older versions, but you are on your own. We have
successfully compiled and used Bacula using GNU C++ version 4.1.3.
Note, in general GNU C++ is a separate package (e.g. RPM) from GNU C, so you
need them both loaded. On Red Hat systems, the C++ compiler is part of the
gcc-c++ rpm package.
- There are certain third party packages that Bacula may need. Except for
MySQL and PostgreSQL, they can all be found in the depkgs and depkgs1 releases. However, most current Linux and FreeBSD systems
provide these as system packages.
- The minimum versions for each of the databases supported by Bacula
- MySQL 4.1
- PostgreSQL 7.4
- SQLite 2.8.16 or SQLite 3
- If you want to build the Win32 binaries, please see the
README.mingw32 file in the src/win32 directory. We cross-compile the
Win32 release on Linux. We provide documentation on building the Win32
version, but due to the complexity, you are pretty much on your own
if you want to build it yourself.
- Bacula requires a good implementation of pthreads to work. This
is not the case on some of the BSD systems.
- The source code has been written with portability in mind and is mostly
POSIX compatible. Thus porting to any POSIX compatible operating system
should be relatively easy.
- The GNOME Console program is developed and tested under GNOME 2.x.
GNOME 1.4 is no longer supported.
- The wxWidgets Console program is developed and tested with the latest
stable ANSI or Unicode version of
(2.6.1). It works fine with the
Windows and GTK+-2.x version of wxWidgets, and should also work on other
platforms supported by wxWidgets.
- The Tray Monitor program is developed for GTK+-2.x. It needs GNOME less
or equal to 2.2, KDE greater or equal to 3.1 or any window manager supporting
FreeDesktop system tray
- If you want to enable command line editing and history, you will need
to have /usr/include/termcap.h and either the termcap or the ncurses library
loaded (libtermcap-devel or ncurses-devel).
- If you want to use DVD as backup medium, you will need to download the
apply the patch that is in the patches directory of the main
to make these tools compatible with Bacula, then compile and install them.
There is also a patch for dvd+rw-tools version 6.1, and we hope that the
patch is integrated into a later version.
Do not use the dvd+rw-tools provided by your distribution, unless you
are sure it contains the patch. dvd+rw-tools without the patch will not
work with Bacula. DVD media is not recommended for serious or important
backups because of its low reliability.