Re: Upgrade repository format for trunk?

From: Kinkie <>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 18:01:08 +0100

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 5:40 PM, Alex Rousskov
<> wrote:
> On 03/25/2010 10:06 AM, Kinkie wrote:
>> I've noticed that the bzr repository for trunk is based on an
>> ancient "pack-0.92" repo format.
>> After a few emails with Robert his recommendation is to upgrade the
>> repo format to format 2a .
>> Does anyone see any reason why this should not be done?
> Has Robert promised no bad side-effects?

He didn't threaten any, but I didn't specifically ask for promises :)
The worst I can think of is that it will mandate all developers to
have halfway recent bzr installs.

>> A word of warning for the person who's going to be doing it: the
>> conversion process takes more than the half gig of RAM which is the
>> per-process limit limit on, so it will fail if
>> done on west by unprivileged users.
> Will the repository be corrupted if the upgrade process fails?

We need to backup it before, rolling back is then very easy.
the 'bzr upgrade' process also does that automatically. During the
upgrade the repository will be unavailable.

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