New user with a few questions.
raindog at macrohmasheen.com
Mon Feb 11 22:28:55 GMT 2008
I am trying to configure the optimal repository layout for my projects
and am running into some problems.
I want to have the following structure:
| +projects (?)
| | +proj1 (init?)
| | | trunk
| | | branches
| | +proj2
| | +projgroup1 (init-repo)
| | | +trunk (init)
| | | | proj1 (add to trunk)
| | | | proj2 (add to trunk)
| | | +branches
| | | | ...
| | some3rdpartylib
| | randomstuff
Currently I have the following issues:
1. When I want to branch in the general term, the docs say to "copy" my
directory to another location and that that is a new branch. It seems to
me then that that branch has lost it's relationship to its original/parent.
Ex. copy projects\projgroup1\trunk\
It appears to be that that operation drops the information about the
2. Similar to the 1st one, if I use bzr branch command, I find I have
some rather unpleasant limitations. The 1st limitation is that I can no
longer directly branch projects\projgroup1\trunk\proj1, I have to branch
projects\projgroup1\trunk. If I want to be able to branch the projects
in projgroup1\trunk, I have to init each directory and then I have to
manually push/pull/update/checkout each project which is undesireable
3. repositories don't seem to actually have any benefit because users
have to check out each item in the repo individually, they can't just
check out the main repo, when they do, they literally get nothing but a
My goal is to have a central server, and have been following chapter 5
of the Bazaar User Guide. The problem is that the guide doesn't mention
how one would actually go about creating anything but a repo (init-repo)
that contains a branch (init), but unless you specifically check out the
branch, if you just check out the repo, again, you get nothing. I can
also make the repo a branch and add files/revisions to it that way, but
any branches in the repo are again left out. I don't understand how this
is desirable or wanted behavior.
Is it common or a best practice to make a repo, make the repo a branch
also, add a setup script for users to execute after their initial
checkout that essentially checks out the rest of the branches/repo's of
My second question relates to user authentication. Does bzrserve support
any user authentication or do I need to configure authentication on the
protocol such as ssh, etc.
Thanks for your time!
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