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Re: Getting a checkout


On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 7:17 AM, Tim Cook <timothywayne.cook@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi All,
> For several months I have been using Launchpad to do vcs mirroring of my
> project hosted on an SVN server.  We are now ready to move to using just
> Launchpad for everything including code maintenance.
> Problem is....I can't even figure out how to get a code checkout.  I've
> read the 5 minute guide, I have read the entire user manual.  I just
> don't get it.  I've tried command line options and Olive.  No luck yet
> except to get statistical info.....no code anywhere.
> The vcs is at:
> http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~vcs-imports/oship/trunk/files
> I also want to turn off the svn imports.
> All hints appreciated.

The biggest hint is that "checkout" doesn't quite mean what you think it means.

To get the branch with the full history, do:
    bzr branch <url>

If you want just a working tree, but set up so that commits get sent
over the wire to the branch (ala svn), do:
    bzr checkout --lightweight <url>

There are some other things you should be aware of (like creating a
local shared repository[1]).

To get the import disabled, ask a question on Launchpad Bazaar[2].


[1] http://doc.bazaar-vcs.org/bzr.dev/en/user-guide/index.html#starting-a-project
[2] https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/launchpad-bazaar/+addquestion