Bup package in focal

Not sure where to ask this, but what happened to the bup package in focal? Is there a reason why this isn’t available anymore? I was using this for backups.

I think I found a clue: bup is still using python 2, and it doesn’t seem like python 3 support will be likely: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=936251

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Also dropped from Debian testing:


Things go dark.

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Ok, I guess I’ll stop using bup for now. Seems like this is the perfect time to move to zfs-based backups :blush:

If anyone is interested, you should still be able to package the latest version of bup in a snap using core18.

Thanks for the tip with snap and core18, @merlijn-sebrechts! I tried it and can confirm it works.

In order to ease the journey for future readers, I shared my experience in a blog article about running bup on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) with snap. I hope it helps.

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