Interpret .bzr/branch/location relative to checkout root
Colin D Bennett
colin at gibibit.com
Wed Oct 8 18:06:00 BST 2008
I have a problem where if a bzr lightweight checkout is accessed
through a different mount point in the filesystem, it can't find the
branch associated with it. Now, the branch is under the same mount
point as my checkout:
repo/ - shared repo
trunk/ - treeless branch
trunk/ - lightweight checkout
Now, on one machine this might be mounted at /home/cdb, but on another
it might be in a different location.
So the obvious solution is to edit '.bzr/branch/location' and make the
path relative, so I change it to '../../repo/trunk', so that it is
relative to the checkout location. This solution works when the
current directory is 'trunk/', but if I do
I get the result:
'ERROR: Not a branch: "[...]/mnt/work/repo/trunk/".'
So bzr is interpreting the '.bzr/branch/location' contents relative to
the current working directory. I propose that it should interpret the
'location' of the checkout's bound branch relative to the checkout
root. It should not behave differently depending on what subdirectory
depth you are at below the checkout.
Am I missing something? Is the current behavior intended, and would a
patch be welcome to make it relative to the checkout root?
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