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Re: Making the tarball with bzr data (was: bzr repository ready?)

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Making the tarball with bzr data (was: bzr repository ready?)
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 17:34:32 +0100

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 3:56 AM, Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden> wrote:
> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>> But the hard part is to integrate those 3 starting points with the
>> "wget+untar" approach.
> There is a very simple & safe method for creating a tarball that just
> requires untarring at the other end.
> First, create a bound branch of `trunk' on a shared repository [1]:
> bzr init-repo emacs-repo
> bzr checkout http://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/r/emacs/trunk
> Now, the process of creating the tarball is:
> cd emacs-repo/trunk
> bzr update
> cd ../..
> tar the emacs-repo directory
> The user just needs to download and untar to get a shared repository
> containing `trunk' with read-only access to the GNU repository. A `bzr
> update' is enough to get the latest changes and thus have a mirror of
> the branch on the GNU repository.
> If the user is an emacs hacker with write access rights, he does:
> cd emacs-repo/trunk
> bzr unbind
> bzr bind sftp://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/r/emacs/trunk
> And he is ready to start committing. [2]
> If the user needs access to other branches, obtaining them with bazaar
> just requires a few minutes, as only those revisions which are not
> common with `trunk' will be downloaded.
> If the user prefers other workflows, he has everything he needs, as he
> can create branches from the mirror bound branch or unbind the mirror
> branch, so this method is not restricted to the "bound work branch"
> workflow.

If I already have all the Emacs files locally (possibly with some
changes) how do I do to make this a bazaar thing? (This must be the
most common situation, or?)

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