I am running Ubuntu 11.10 with deja-dup (22.0~bzr1290.37~oneiric1 and duplicity 0.6.15-0ubuntu2. My problem is it is no longer running any backups. It just "quit". If i goto the unity dash and click on the icon, nothing happens. I have un-installed both, re-booted, re-installed, re-booted and still nothing is happening. Anyone have any idea as to what has happened, and/or what can I do to get it back to working order. It WAS working, and doing incremental backups on a set schedule. But no more.


You're using a PPA, a version of a package that was not tested by official ubuntu maintainers:

This PPA holds development releases of Déjà Dup. If you want to live on the bleeding edge or to help test development versions, please enable this PPA and report bugs!

Try installing the version that is in the official ubuntu repositories:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deja-dup=20.1-0ubuntu0.2
  • If this fixes it, remove the PPA from your software repositories.
  • If it doesn't, you probably have to delete your configuration files (in home, I can't remember which files at the moment) and re-create them (because you downgraded from a newer version that might've updated existing configuration files).

If you are interested in contributing and debugging the program, try

DEJA_DUP_DEBUG=1 deja-dup

..and file a bug report to deja-dup's website: https://bugs.launchpad.net/deja-dup/+filebug

  • I un-installed deja-dup 22.0 and re-installed in its place 20.1. Re-booted, launched the deja-dup backup icon and still nothing. I went to ~/.cache/deja-dup and deleted the files. re-booted, still nothing. You clikc the icon and nothing happens. I don't know what config files to re-create. What is my next step, and thanks for helping me on this. – user18432 Feb 18 '12 at 22:47
  • (1) Run deja-dup-preferences - if it opens, try set the backup preferences as you want them to be. Click "Backup up now". (2) If it doesn't open, try running: deja-dup --backup - maybe it pops up an error? (3) If you don't get an error that makes sense, try this: DEJA_DUP_DEBUG=1 deja-dup --backup – Savvas Radevic Feb 19 '12 at 11:21
  • Actually, just do #1 and paste the output, either here or at pastebin.com and mention the link to the pastebin – Savvas Radevic Feb 19 '12 at 11:31
  • deja-dup-preferences: error while loading shared libraries: libunity.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory – user18432 Feb 19 '12 at 13:54
  • Have you removed any packages unity/ubuntu desktop related packages? Try sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-standard ubuntu-minimal libunity6; apt-cache policy libunity6 - Currently, the latest installed libunity6 package should be version "4.0.6-0ubuntu3". If you use any other PPAs, I suggest you remove them as well. – Savvas Radevic Feb 20 '12 at 16:09

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