Amanda Server Requirements:
Use GNU tar 1.15 or later version on Amanda clients. Earlier versions of GNU tar (some versions of 1.13 and 1.14) are known to have problems.
Samba allows Unix systems to talk to Windows clients. Amanda can back up Microsoft Windows clients using samba.
As of version 2.6.0, Amanda is partially written in perl, and requires Perl 5.6.0 or later.
Perl - 4:5.8.8 -10.i386
As of version 2.6.0, Amanda requires Glib version 2.2.0 or later. Note that this is a fairly old version of the library -- most up to date packaging systems have versions around 2.13.0. Glib is part of GTK+
glib2 -2.12.3- 2.fc6.i386
One of the programs included in this package is amplot, which reads a data file that Amanda generates for each dump and translates that information in it into a nice picture that can be used to determine how your installation is doing and if any parameters need to be changed. To use amplot, you need a version of awk that understands command line variable substitutions, such as nawk or gawk
Amplot also required that gnuplot be installed on your system.
amrecover command optionally uses the readline library for its command-line edition mechanisms. (If you use an RPM-based distribution, check for the package readline-devel-X.Y.rpm.) This library itself requires either termcap, curses or ncurses. termcap is preferred
readline - 5.1-1.1.i386
(autoconf, automake, bison): If you are an Amanda developer, see Minimum Versions for the build tools you will need.