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Unable to start Luckybackup

Postby xendistar » 2019-12-03 18:21

I have a Debian based system based on (called Sparkylinux) with a Liquorix kernel, I am running the XFCE desktop

I have installed Luckybackup (o.5.0-2+b2) but the superuser menu entry fails to start the program, it brings up the password box for me to enter my password but it does not launch the program.

If I run the same command from the cli I get the following error:

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mit@Aura:/usr/bin$ luckybackup-pkexec
qt.qpa.xcb: could not connect to display
qt.qpa.plugin: Could not load the Qt platform plugin "xcb" in "" even though it was found.
This application failed to start because no Qt platform plugin could be initialized. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

Available platform plugins are: eglfs, linuxfb, minimal, minimalegl, offscreen, vnc, xcb.


I appreciate this is not true Debian and has mixed repos but I am just asking if anybody can suggest what the issue could be?
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Re: Unable to start Luckybackup

Postby L_V » 2019-12-03 18:41

xendistar wrote: this is not true Debian and has mixed repos

What is reporting this:
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apt list libqt5core5a libqt5gui5 libqt5widgets5
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Re: Unable to start Luckybackup

Postby xendistar » 2019-12-03 19:18

L_V wrote:
xendistar wrote: this is not true Debian and has mixed repos

What is reporting this:
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apt list libqt5core5a libqt5gui5 libqt5widgets5


I get

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mit@Aura$ sudo apt list libqt5core5a libqt5gui5 libqt5widgets5
[sudo] password for mit:
Listing... Done
libqt5core5a/testing,now 5.12.5+dfsg-2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libqt5core5a/testing 5.12.5+dfsg-2 i386
libqt5gui5/testing,now 5.12.5+dfsg-2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libqt5gui5/testing 5.12.5+dfsg-2 i386
libqt5widgets5/testing,now 5.12.5+dfsg-2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libqt5widgets5/testing 5.12.5+dfsg-2 i386
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Re: Unable to start Luckybackup

Postby L_V » 2019-12-03 19:31

Well, it's going to be sparky....
Do you see anythnig wrong here, missing libs ?
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ldd /usr/lib/*-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqxcb.so
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Re: Unable to start Luckybackup

Postby arochester » 2019-12-03 19:42

Sparky Linux Forums >>> https://forum.sparkylinux.org/
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Re: Unable to start Luckybackup

Postby xendistar » 2019-12-03 20:33

L_V wrote:Well, it's going to be sparky....
Do you see anythnig wrong here, missing libs ?
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ldd /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqxcb.so


If I understand you correctly you are saying that iLuckybacxkup is not launching on my system as that library is missing from Debian (and no it is not on my system), could you please advise how you reached that point please
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Re: Unable to start Luckybackup

Postby L_V » 2019-12-03 20:47

You should know if /usr/lib/*-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqxcb.so exists in your system. It should if libqt5gui5 is installed.
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ls /usr/lib/*-linux-gnu/qt5/plugins/platforms/libqxcb.so
+ back to previous message.

However, you are using sparkylinux, and they don't have any luckybackup package.
Then ask sparkylinux how to correctly install luckybackup !
If you even don't know how to verify if a file is available in your system, I am afraid sparkylinux is going to be hard for you.
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Re: Unable to start Luckybackup

Postby peer » 2019-12-04 06:46

I am on debian testing kde and I have the same error. Luckybackup does not run in root mode. In the terminal I get exactly the same error as in the first message.

apt list libqt5core5a libqt5gui5 libqt5widgets5 shows:
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apt list libqt5core5a libqt5gui5 libqt5widgets5
Listing... Done
libqt5core5a/testing,now 5.12.5+dfsg-2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libqt5gui5/testing,now 5.12.5+dfsg-2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
libqt5widgets5/testing,now 5.12.5+dfsg-2 amd64 [installed,automatic]
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Re: Unable to start Luckybackup

Postby andre@home » 2019-12-04 09:01

SparkyLinux follows completely the Debian LTS line of working,
https://sparkylinux.org/sparky-5-9/
so if it works on Debian it should work here too...

And peer just reported a similar problem on Debian.....

I've been playing around with SparkyLinux too as it is a lighter version of Debian, but my preference of now for those cases MX-Linux which also follows completely the Debian LTS line of working.

Hope you'll find a solution.
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Re: Unable to start Luckybackup

Postby L_V » 2019-12-04 09:18

libqt5core5a/testing does not come from Debian stable which is buster.
testing means testing.
If you want something stable", then use stable.
andre@home wrote:I've been playing around with SparkyLinux too as it is a lighter version of Debian

Just make a netinstall of pure Debian and do not install any desktop during installation process.
Then reboot, add this file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50norecommends
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APT::Install-Recommends "false";

apt update , and then install exactly what you need (this is what I always do).

luckybackup is not maintained anymore (or less and less).
In KDE, you can investigate kup-backup , or simply grsync which is a very light GUI layer on top of rsync.
>> kup-backup
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Re: Unable to start Luckybackup

Postby peer » 2019-12-04 10:15

I did not know that luckybackup is no longer maintained. Thanks for mentioning this.
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Re: Unable to start Luckybackup

Postby L_V » 2019-12-04 10:37

** luckyBackup superuser does not start **.
Due to a change of many distros policy, su-to-root is depracated from menu items and it cannot be used to run LB with super-user privileges.
Please use an alternative like the sudo -H luckybackup command or pkexec together with a suitable policykit if you need to run LB as root, until this issue is resolved.
This issue is solved at v.0.5.0
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/bugs.html

Then it was supposed to be solved in v.0.5.0.
"Unfortunately the development of luckybackup is almost frozen."

luckyBackup: Highest rated application at kde-apps.org during period 2008-2010 , then 9 years ago.
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Re: Unable to start Luckybackup

Postby andre@home » 2019-12-04 10:40

Great nonsense
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SparkyLinux
Look at their track record of updates.

I like MX-Linux more but do not want to set Sparkylinux back in this way.
There is no solid evidence present, so maybe the talk of somebodies town???? :mrgreen:


L_V wrote:luckyBackup: Highest rated application at kde-apps.org during period 2008-2010 , then 9 years ago.


https://store.kde.org/p/1127690/
It did get 9 / 9+ the past years, including 2018/19 from people that are still interested, pretty good result for quite old software.
It is a pity that it was not brought further, I agree with that part.

Well ... else look for an alternative... :mrgreen:
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Re: Unable to start Luckybackup

Postby L_V » 2019-12-04 15:37

luckybackup has never been well integrated in KDE.

"development of luckybackup is almost frozen" means it will very likely be dropped one day from testing.

Main alternatives: kup-backup, grsync, borgbackup / depending on the real so called "backup" need.
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Re: Unable to start Luckybackup

Postby andre@home » 2019-12-04 16:41

Agree, if you do not get it working properly, your alternatives can be interesting.

Extra info: http://www.linux-magazine.com/Issues/2015/178/Kup
kup-backup uses a famous friend .. rsync ...

They even mention Luckybackup as it is/was so popular...
Conclusions
Kup is a smart and reliable backup solution for KDE users. Once configured, Kup runs completely in the background and even initiates backups to USB memory sticks when they are connected and mounted. You can also trigger backups manually.

The Kup backup sets are around 10 to 15 percent smaller in comparison to Lucky backup [11], which is popular with many desktop users. Kup offers an integrity check of the backup data and the ability to create restore information that sometimes even lets you restore corrupt backups.
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