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Re: Tabula rasa


I don't know much about bazaar, but I recently did a similar thing with my personal Subversion repository.  To rid myself of unwanted files, I dumped the repository and ran it through an SVN filter (a builtin tool of subversion) which allowed me to exclude files I didn't want.

At that point, I had a dump file of my repo that I could import back in as a fresh branch.

Perhaps there is a similar method in bazaar.  

hope that helps somewhat,

On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 07:29:23PM -0500, Kevin Godby wrote:
> Hey, guys.
> Before we all get started on updating the lucid-e2 branch, I wanted to
> run an idea by you.  I'm hoping that those more experienced with
> bzr/Launchpad can help.
> Right now, our branch is over 150 MB in size. The actual size of the
> source files required to build the manual is less than a megabyte.
> Many of the files in the branch are either no longer needed or don't
> belong there.  The website has been moved to its own repository, for
> instance.
> Unfortunately, when you delete a file, it seems that its history is
> still kept in the repository and when someone branches the repository,
> that history must be downloaded, too.
> I propose that we create a completely new branch -- with no history
> and no files -- and then copy the requisite files from the lucid-1e-en
> branch (which is where the latest edits are) into this new branch.
> Is there a better way to handle this situation?  (I admit I'm not that
> familiar with bzr.)
> Thanks for your help!
> --Kevin
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