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  • bradcrittenden 2:32 pm on June 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bazaar, bzr,   

    Bazaar lightweight checkouts and charm development 

    Due to the irregular naming used for charms on Launchpad it took me a while to get lightweight checkouts to work in a manner consistent with my lp:juju-core and lp:juju-gui setup.  (Following the guidance from Tim at bazaar-usage.txt.)  For one, my repo couldn’t be named juju-gui since it was already taken, so I used juju-gui-charm.  After making the changes I thought should work I found that lbox failed with:

    error: Failed to load focus series for "charms": resource not found

    After help from Aaron I discovered the piece I was missing to make lbox work was setting parent_location in my locations.conf file.  So the two stanzas I now have are:

    public_branch = bzr+ssh://bazaar.launchpad.net/~bac
    public_branch:policy = appendpath
    push_location = lp:~bac
    push_location:policy = appendpath
    public_branch = bzr+ssh://bazaar.launchpad.net/~bac/charms/precise/juju-gui
    public_branch:policy = appendpath
    push_location = lp:~bac/charms/precise/juju-gui
    push_location:policy = appendpath
    parent_location = lp:~juju-gui/charms/precise/juju-gui/trunk

    Hope this helps someone.

    • bradcrittenden 3:07 pm on June 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Just fixed the parent_location to point to our intermediate branch, not the official charm branch.

  • garyposter 12:36 am on May 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bzr, jenkins, rietveld, tarmac   

    Thanks to Diogo Matsubara, we’ll be migrating to tarmac soon for landing our branches. Meanwhile, we owe more thanks to Aaron Bentley, who made a nice way to integrate rietveld and tarmac: the bzr plugin rvsubmit. We can’t use it until tarmac is turned on, but when you want to give it a whirl, do the following:

    cd ~/.bazaar/plugins
    bzr branch lp:rvsubmit

    Congratulations! You’ve installed the plugin. You can read a bit about the new command with bzr rv-submit --help. Notice that the project does not have a hyphen, but the command does.

    When tarmac has actually been set up, our workflow initially will be the following.

    lbox propose
    (Get the reviews you need…)
    bzr rv-submit
    (Hope that the fragile test suite passes :-/ )

    Other improvements (like supporting pipelines) might come soon, thanks to Aaron! We’ll be working on making the test suite more robust too.

  • bradcrittenden 3:05 pm on May 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bzr,   

    bzr tip 

    Using lightweight branches (really helpful for working on Juju) I often would do the following:

    bzr switch -b my-new-branch
    bzr switch trunk
    bzr pull
    bzr switch my-new-branch
    bzr merge

    Aaron pointed out I can avoid switching to trunk to just do the pull by creating an alias like:

    bzr alias pulltrunk="pull -d :parent"

    (Though he suggested “-d :submit” my branches don’t have the submit branch as trunk so i changed as above.  YMMV.)

    So now I can just do:

    bzr pulltrunk
    bzr merge
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