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Re: BZR and the bootstrap

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: BZR and the bootstrap
Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 12:57:11 +0200
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"Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

>  > He says that the modem lights blink, indicating network
>  > activity. So it seems that the OP is using a lightweight
>  > checkout. If that is true, I wonder what info bzr needs from
>  > upstream.
> Everything.  From the help message:
> Usage:   bzr checkout [BRANCH_LOCATION] [TO_LOCATION]
> Options:
>   --lightweight         Perform a lightweight checkout.  Lightweight checkouts
>                         depend on access to the branch for every operation.

IIRC, lightweight checkouts contain information for testing if the file
is modified or missing from the file system, which provides a local `bzr
status' operation. For anything else it needs to contact upstream. It is
very similar to CVS on that aspect.


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