bzr-svn branch taking a very long time

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Mon Mar 10 01:29:32 GMT 2008

Hi André,

Am Montag, den 10.03.2008, 11:47 +1100 schrieb André Pang:
> I'm trying out bzr-svn for the first time, and am using it to try to  
> mirror our company repository.  I left it running for almost 12 hours,  
> but the initial branch never finished, and bzr-svn chewed up about  
> 1.17GB of RAM before I aborted it.  (It got around 90% of the way  
> toward the end and I'm confident that it would have finished, but it's  
> pretty difficult for me to leave my laptop connected to a network for  
> 12 hours!)  Is bzr-svn taking 12 hours for a full initial branch of a  
> complete repository normal?
No, that's not normal. It's not as fast as I hope it to be eventually
but 12 hours for that amount of time is too much. What version of
bzr-svn are you using?

> On the server, the Subversion repository size is about 240MB and  
> contains 2514 revisions, which I'm guessing is quite small compared to  
> some other Subversion repositories.  There's no public access to it,  
> but if you're a Bazaar developer, drop me an email off-list and I'll  
> arrange temporary access for you if you'd be kind enough to help me out.
How much files are in the tree on average?

> This is for bzr-svn running on Mac OS X.  I followed the Mac  
> installation instructions here to install bzr-svn:
> and didn't have a problem with it at all (thanks to the authors of  
> those installation instructions: they were the main reason I tried bzr- 
> svn in the first place).



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