Importing from plain HTTP?

Martin Pool mbp at
Fri Jul 13 05:29:08 BST 2007

On 7/13/07, Hendy Irawan <gauldong at> wrote:
> Is it possible to import a file into bazaar directly from HTTP? (without
> special consideration by web server/webmaster)
> So the workflow goes like:
> 1. First import from HTTP site
> 2. I make a branch of that import
> 3. Work on the branch
> 4. Sometimes synchronize the import with the original HTTP site if it gets
> updated
> 5. Merge the import to my branch
> 6. Send a diff of the branch vs. import to the original webmaster, to be
> merged
> 7. Repeat step 3-6 as necessary
> Note that the file on the web server isn't a bazaar repository/branch, just
> plain HTTP served file.

There isn't builtin support, but you can do this after a fashion.
Make a branch on your local machine representing the upstream web
site.  From time to time use a mirroring tool to update it from the
web site, then commit in that bzr branch, then merge it into your
working branch.


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