Stacked branching question

Martin Pool mbp at
Mon Jul 21 09:38:39 BST 2008

On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 6:08 PM, Nicholas Allen
<nick.allen at> wrote:

> Does it really depend on the source branch being available for all
> operations? I thought that at least commit would work without *any*
> access to the source branch. I also hoped that log etc would work but
> only show you the revisions it has locally if the source branch is not
> available (with some indication that it is not showing those revisions
> because of this).


> I hope that my assumptions are correct and it is just an error in the
> help text.
> I tried to experiment myself to find out but got this error:
> ~ bzr branch --stacked
> bzr: ERROR: The repository
> 'file:///tmp/'(<RepositoryFormatKnitPack1>) is
> not a stackable format. You will need to upgrade the repository to
> permit branch stacking.
> I was also under the impression (perhaps incorrectly) that stacked
> branching would work on any source branch. But if the source is the
> wrong format then shouldn't the error be that the source is the wrong
> format instead of trying to create a branch and then give the error that
> the destination is the wrong format?
> I'm really looking forward to this feature though. If implemented right
> it will eliminate the only real disadvantage to DVCs. ;-)
> Cheers,
> Nick
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