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sr #107118: Correction to Bzr access instructions on Savannah project pages.

Submitted by:  Karl Fogel <kfogel>
Submitted on:  Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:50:27 PM UTC  
Category:  Savannah website Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  In Progress
Assigned to:  None Operating System:  None
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Thu 03 Jun 2010 07:18:06 PM UTC, comment #7: 

There was a typo in the bug number in comment #5.

Glenn Morris <gm>
Thu 03 Jun 2010 06:52:34 PM UTC, comment #6: 

I get "Error: Item not found" at

Karl Fogel <kfogel>
Thu 03 Jun 2010 06:17:13 PM UTC, comment #5: 
Karl Berry <karl>
Site Administrator
Mon 01 Mar 2010 12:15:05 AM UTC, comment #4: 

A final ping from me on this.

Here are the latest instances of the existing instructions confusing people:

Glenn Morris <gm>
Thu 28 Jan 2010 11:58:55 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Yes, that was a typo, sorry.  The second "emacs-bzr-repository" on that line is a mistake.

Karl Fogel <kfogel>
Thu 28 Jan 2010 07:54:34 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Please consider applying Karl's patch.

Since loggerhead access seems problematic, I would amend
the first section to read something like:

...where PATH/TO/BRANCH varies but can usually be figured out
  by browsing

Is there a typo in the suggested "scp" command line?
"emacs-bzr-repository" appears twice at the end.

Glenn Morris <gm>
Wed 09 Dec 2009 06:14:17 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Heh, obviously in the proposed updated instructions, this

  "Developper [sic]"

should just be:


Karl Fogel <kfogel>
Thu 12 Nov 2009 10:50:27 PM UTC, original submission:  

I'll use the 'emacs' project as an example, but I assume this applies to all projects that use Bazaar.

The Bazaar instructions at are wrong.  They currently say:

  Anonymous read-only access

  bzr branch

  Note: these paths are the default paths. Maybe the project is using a different layout.

  Developper [sic] write access (ssh)

  bzr branch sftp://<membername>

  You can also use scp and rsync if need be.

These instructions will not work for most projects, because the bzr branches are actually located at some deeper level in the repository.  Anyone invoking the above bzr commands will just get an error.  Also, scp and rsync don't know about the sftp:// protocol, so those commands would get an error for a completely different reason.

The instructions should be updated to say this:

  Anonymous Access

  bzr branch

  ...where PATH/TO/BRANCH varies but can usually be figured out
  by browsing the tree at

  Developper [sic] write access (ssh)

  bzr branch sftp://<membername>

  You may find it faster to just grab the entire repository and all its
  branches via scp or rsync, for example:

  scp -r <membername> emacs-bzr-repository emacs-bzr-repository

  Afterwards, the directory 'emacs-bzr-repository' will have all the data
  in its .bzr subdirectory, and each branch will also be a
  subdirectory (empty except for its own .bzr subdirectory).  To fill
  out a branch's working tree, just do 'cd branch' and 'bzr checkout'.

Karl Fogel <kfogel>


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