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Re: bzr is online

From: Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko
Subject: Re: bzr is online
Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2009 21:45:02 +0100
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Bean wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 8, 2009 at 11:36 PM, Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Hello, all. As you may have heard or noticed we had a data corruption in
>> bzr repository. We couldn't find for sure what caused it but we could
>> recover it, Robert Millan is running regular backups. But please be
>> careful in the future.
>> 1) Don't use bzr-svn. The IDs won't match anyway so it's useless. I
>> removed bzr-svn altogether
>> 2) Don't use bzr+ssh. Old daemon on savannah is one of possible vectors.
>> --2a format should block it but don't even try please. Use
>> s
>> <s>
>> 3) Take precautions when handling your current branches. As the IDs
>> don't match the bzr trunk you need to migrate it anyway. If you have
>> small number of branches and history isn't important just create a patch
>> and apply it to new bzr branch of current trunk. If you have large
>> number of branches or no local copy contact me privately.
>> 4) Regularly run "bzr check" on your repository
>> 5) Sign your commits. For this add
>> create_signatures = always
>> to your bazaar.conf
>> This has double use: security and integrity.
>> Currentyl we haven't set up syncronisation between bzr and svn. Wait
>> further instructions before comitting to mainstream
> Hi,
> I just sync my branch with main bzr repo, and find similar issue. It
> seems the bzr diff  has bug that could cause problem with renames, for
> example, don't use this:
> old branch:
> bzr diff > aa.diff
> new branch:
> bzr patch aa.diff
> The renamed file could get lost in the process. The only reliable way
> to apply patch is to export the whole tree from old branch, and add
> them in the new branch.
I don't know what exactly do you mean but the concern is safety: your
approach may result in corruption to be transfered to new repo

Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko

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