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Re: Making the tarball with bzr data

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Making the tarball with bzr data
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 16:50:44 -0500
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> Why do I have to copy the files?

Because the files are but a small part of the data that Bzr will want.

> Why can't this setup be done with the already existing files?

It can, but then you need to know which Bzr revision corresponds to the
files you have.

> Now I believed that since bzr is a new modern system it would of
> course have thought of that kind of situation. I am a bad manual
> reader so I had probably just not understod how to do it... - it is of
> course possible to update the files using only bzr. That was my
> believe.

That is the case if your zip file is a zip of the checkout Bzr tree
(probably a lightweight checkout so it isn't bloated by a complete copy
of the whole history), in which case it'll include a .bzr directory with
the necessary metadata.


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