help on failing commits

Andrew King eurokang at
Mon Oct 27 22:45:44 GMT 2008

Just to confirm, I have seen this bug a number of times with different users
recently. We fixed the problem by calling bzr pack on the repository. I have
no idea why this works or what the problem is. We have seen it on both
windows and linux, running bzr-1.7.1. I did not file a bug.

On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 10:25 AM, Martin Pool <mbp at> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 8:50 AM, Tim Michelsen
> <timmichelsen at> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have a bug which really bothers me. At the beginning it affected only
> one
> > project. Now, more and more are having the same problem.
> >
> > When I commit I get a message similar to this:
> >
> >
> > $: bzr: ERROR: No such file: 'xqy6l51imqufu8x0v6iq.pack': [Errno 2] No
> such
> > file or directory
> >
> >
> Hi Tim,
> This does look like a pretty annoying bug.  The problem is we have not
> been able to reproduce it, and there's no apparent reason why we
> should be getting 'file does not exist' when you've confirmed the file
> does in fact exist.
> If you or someone else can provide a repository where this can be
> reproduced that might help.
> I'll look at the code a bit now and see if I can see anything.  There
> are some possibilities: we're checking for it before it's written;
> there's a quirk or bug in Windows or Python we need to accommodate;
> we're incorrectly raising or translating that error in bzrlib.
> --
> Martin <>
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