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Re: cross-platform backup tool Strange string of messages; rdiff-backup

From: EricZolf
Subject: Re: cross-platform backup tool Strange string of messages; rdiff-backup won't run
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2022 07:18:58 +0000

Hi Eric, 
I can only guess but from the look of it,  you had e.g. an (apt) upgrade 
running and your python or rdiff-backup installation was inconsistent, the 
import mechanism was broken. I can pretty surely say that it had nothing to do 
with rdiff-backup itself. 
KR, Eric

On November 19, 2022 12:51:06 AM UTC, Eric Beversluis 
<ebever@researchintegration.org> wrote:
>I rebooted the box and now the backup seems to be working OK. Any idea as to 
>what these messages might mean would still be appreciated.
>On 11/18/22 19:40, Eric Beversluis wrote:
>> I just tried to run rdiff-backup on my Ubuntu 20.04 setup on a Dell XPS 13". 
>> The following command has run successfully any number of times in the three 
>> months since I got my new box (Dell factory Ubuntu image installed.) Now I 
>> get this strange string of messages. What do they mean?
>> eric@eric-XPS-9315:~$ sudo rdiff-backup  --exclude "/home/eric/VirtualBox 
>> VMs" --include /home/ --include /var/www --include /usr/share/fonts 
>> --exclude '**' / /media/eric/021cc172-036d-4b8c-be87-c6298c9f7c4c/XPS-2022-08
>> [sudo] password for eric:
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "/usr/bin/rdiff-backup", line 19, in <module>
>>     import rdiff_backup.Main
>>   File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/rdiff_backup/Main.py", line 30, in 
>> <module>
>>     from . import (
>>   File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/rdiff_backup/SetConnections.py", line 
>> 31, in <module>
>>     from . import Globals, connection, rpath
>>   File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 991, in _find_and_load
>>   File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 975, in _find_and_load_unlocked
>>   File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap>", line 671, in _load_unlocked
>>   File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>", line 844, in exec_module
>>   File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>", line 976, in get_code
>>   File "<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>", line 640, in 
>> _compile_bytecode
>> ValueError: bad marshal data (unknown type code)

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