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Re: BZR and the bootstrap

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: BZR and the bootstrap
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 05:55:05 +0300

> Date: Sat, 07 Aug 2010 18:49:54 +0200
> From: Angelo Graziosi <address@hidden>
> Now I have noticed, when my internet connection is on (1), that BZR is 
> called during the bootstrap. This is flagged both by 'top' and the modem 
> lights.
> Why BZR is called? What is it doing?

Probably because Emacs calls VC every time it needs to visit a file
that is in a versioned directory.

> What happens if I switch off the connection (2)?

Nothing bad should happen, because if I'm right, Emacs invokes "bzr
status" which is done entirely locally.

> It seems that if I strip the bzr tree by '.*' file (3),
> $ find emacs-trunk -name ".*" -delete
> and the connection is on, BZR isn't called at all!

Right, because then it's no longer a versioned directory, as far as
Emacs is concerned.

> So, which is the right way to bootstrap: (1), (2) or (3)?

All of the above, I think.

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