Windows standalone installer and Plugins
bialix at ukr.net
Mon Sep 25 17:43:44 BST 2006
> Should BZR Plugins work with the Windows 'standalone' installer version
> of bzr?
Some plugins won't work with standalone bzr.exe because they require
some third-party python libraries that missed in standalone bzr.exe.
It's known limitation of bzr.exe and that's why python installer also there.
> I'm seeing this -
Tomorrow I try to reproduce your troubles with webserve and bzrtools.
But I remember that bzrtools works OK with bzr.exe.
GTK- and Qt-based plugins won't works because bzr.exe lacks of GTK/t
C:\Documents and Settings\djr\Application Data\bazaar\2.0\plugins>bzr
> Unable to load plugin 'webserve' from 'C:/Documents and
Can you show tail of your C:\.bzr.log file? Try to run bzr plugins again
and then cut last chunk with log info.
> webserve is not a unique problem - bzrtools fails in the same fashion.
> Am I right to translate the *nix ~/.bazaar to windows ...\Application
> Data\bazaar\2.0\ ?
Yes, you're right. This info also mentioned in bzr_man, see:
> Is there any other advice about getting plugins to work on Windows? They
> can't be installed under \bzrlib because that is a zip-archived file in
> the \library.zip folder in the Windows-installer implementation of bzr.
The only way is to use python-based bzr version, not standalone one.
> Incidentally, the command 'bzr plugins' is not documented in bzr's
> built-in help or at http://doc.bazaar-vcs.org/bzr-0.10/bzr_man.htm
Good catch. Thanks. I file bug report and try to resolve this problem
soon. But built-in help is working:
$ bzr plugins -h
usage: bzr plugins
-h, --help show help message
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