Debian Bug report logs - #573466
O: dvbackup -- backup tool using MiniDV camcorders

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is;

Reported by: Jan Hauke Rahm <>

Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 17:39:11 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Jan Hauke Rahm <>
Subject: O: dvbackup -- backup tool using MiniDV camcorders
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 18:36:08 +0100
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Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

The current maintainer of dvbackup, Robert Jordens <>,
is apparently not active anymore.  Therefore, I orphan this package now.

Maintaining a package requires time and skills. Please only adopt this
package if you will have enough time and attention to work on it.

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Some information about this package:

Package: dvbackup
Binary: dvbackup
Version: 0.0.4rj1-6.1
Priority: extra
Section: admin
Maintainer: Robert Jordens <>
Build-Depends: debhelper (>> 4.1.0), cdbs, dh-buildinfo, docbook-to-man, libpopt-dev, zlib1g-dev
Architecture: any
Standards-Version: 3.6.1
Format: 1.0
Directory: pool/main/d/dvbackup
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 fb8fc7af11217e2035efceb50624b911 224080 dvbackup_0.0.4rj1.orig.tar.gz
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Package: dvbackup
Priority: extra
Section: admin
Installed-Size: 544
Maintainer: Robert Jordens <>
Architecture: amd64
Version: 0.0.4rj1-6.1
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7-1), libpopt0 (>= 1.10), zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.4), libdv-bin (>= 0.99)
Recommends: star | afio | tar (>= 1) | cpio
Filename: pool/main/d/dvbackup/dvbackup_0.0.4rj1-6.1_amd64.deb
Size: 134136
MD5sum: 4a291f4d2a1556c9db587d09eb82a561
SHA1: a33e5d16bc85d8dd718bfa20e76222a1e3122a51
SHA256: df75e4d1574e96dedb3420ec15c687becad4940c8fde21b5a8afbe4c1a9eff32
Description: backup tool using MiniDV camcorders
 Dvbackup hides the data it receives on standard input in a perfectly
 legal DV (digital video) stream. This allows you to use your DV camcorder
 and your DV cardridges as a potent mass storage system. Obviously, your
 system and your camcorder have to be connected via IEEE1394 (aka Firewire,
 Current digital camcorders can save approximately 13 GB of data on those
 tiny DV cartridges at a speed of 3.6 MB/sec. That's faster than most
 DAT streamers which only work at 1 MB/sec or less. dvbackup can not use all of
 the data, but 10 GB should be good enough for everyone.
 To bring the data on tape, you have to use an additional utility, called
 dvconnect, which is included in libdv-bin.
 This packages also contains rsbep, an implementation of a special version of
 the Reed-Solomon FEC (forward error correction) algorithm. rsbep also
 spreads the bytes of the resulting blocks out to give some protection
 against burst errors (e.g from tape-recordings). It should be used in a
 pipe together with dvbackup (before dvbackup while encoding and after
 it while decoding). rsbep should be sufficient to make the LP mode of
 your camcorder usable. This mode, which puts about 50% more data
 on the cardridge would otherwise be too error-prone. rsbep is the
 fast implementation in i386 assembler, rsbepC uses pure C and is
 significantly slower (about ten times).
 Website: <> and
Tag: admin::backup, hardware::camera, role::program, use::storing, works-with::file

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