Is there a .deb file, repo, PPA, or anything to install CrashPlan other than the non-standard install.sh file? I have fish as my shell, and I had to mess around a lot and finally use chsh first before the install script would even work. I don't want to have to jump through all these hoops every time there's an upgrade.
According to CrashPlan:
If you are running 2.6.13 Series Kernel or greater 1GHZ+ x86-64 CPU, 1GB+ memory, 250MB+ free drive space, Oracle (Sun) Java version 1.6+, Glibc 2.4+, GTK, Xorg then it will work for you.
CrashPlan automatically starts up after installation and prompts you to create a new account. Enter the information and click Create Account. CrashPlan will send backup reports and notifications to the email address you enter.
Important detail: You need to start the install script with this command in order to avoid error messages:
This is pretty straight-forward. Read the 'read me and install information' for the install instructions.
A common reason this may happen is the $SHELL environment variable, which still points to /usr/bin/fish - many programs execute subcommands using $SHELL.
So I tried
Hmm. Let's try harder — let's work from a real root login shell, which does a more thorough reset (environment variables, directory etc.):
NOTE: when it asks you if you want to start CrashPlanDesktop, say NO. Instead, exit the root shell and run it as yourself, as the above example shows. (If you do run it as root, you may later have trouble starting it yourself due to log files being only writable by root — you'll have to
I felt a bit silly using this redundant
That got me curious. Reading through install.sh I found:
(later used to create
=> Aha! So the problem was that sudo snitches on us by exporting $SUDO_USER, even to a login shell.