Installation/Getting Amanda Source

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There are multiple ways to get Amanda sources:

  1. Download source rpms or source tarball from Zmanda downloads page.
  2. You can get a source tarball from the Sourceforge project page
  3. You can get intermediate Amanda builds or patches from Zmanda community builds page.
  4. You can checkout a copy from the Amanda source tree. Amanda uses subversion tree after Amanda 2.5.1 release. Amanda 2.5.1 and older releases used CVS tree.

Subversion tree

Amanda project's SourceForge Subversion repository (top of trunk) can be checked out through SVN with the following command:

 svn co amanda 

For more information on Subversion commands, see the Version control with Subversion manual.

CVS tree

Note that current releases are not produced from the CVS tree

Amanda project's SourceForge CVS repository can be checked out as "anonymous" user with the following command. The module you wish to check out must be specified as the modulename. When prompted for a password for "anonymous" user, simply press the Enter key.

 cvs login 
 cvs -z3 co <modulename>

<modulename> has to be "amanda"

All CVS commands executed within the module's directory do not need the -d parameter.

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