I have just released version 1.12 of Obnam, my backup program. See the website at http://obnam.org for details on what it does. The new version is available from git (see http://git.liw.fi) and as Debian packages from http://code.liw.fi/debian, and uploaded to Debian, and soon in unstable.

The NEWS file extract below gives the highlights of what’s new in this version. It includes the changes for version 1.11, which was a bug fix for 1.10 and not announced separately.

Version 1.12, released 2015-07-08

Bug fixes:

  • Steven Monai reported that using --one-file-system would crash, and it turned out to be a missing import.

  • Jan Niggemann reported that --exclude-caches no longer worked. This was due to a bug introduced when the option was moved to its own plugin (for cleaner code). The bug was masked by another bug, in the Yarn test suite. Both bugs have now been fixed.


  • Jan Niggemann translated the Obnam manpage to German. Due to cliapp not supporting other languages than English yet, the manual page lacks option descriptions.

Version 1.11, released 2015-07-02

  • The 1.10 release failed to correctly include the Green Albatross code, due to a missing line in setup.py. This has been fixed.