Bazaar 1.9 rc1-3 Windows installers

John Arbash Meinel john at
Thu Nov 6 14:21:31 GMT 2008

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Eugene Wee wrote:
> Hi John,
> I encountered no problems when I locally tested bzr-zip-1.9rc1-1.exe on
> a computer in one of my university computer labs running Windows XP SP3
> without administrator privileges :)
> However, I did have problems using bzr log, bzr branch, bzr annotate and
> bzr qannotate on a remote standalone branch via SFTP. Strangely, bzr
> info and bzr qlog worked as expected (I could not try bzr qbranch as a
> password could not be provided via the GUI). Note that the remote
> repository format was RepositoryFormatKnit1 but the local shared
> repository format was the default pack-0.92. The traceback was:

I'm pretty sure this is:

I'm not sure what the index error is, but I'm going to be looking at it.

Anyway, this is a bug in bzr 1.9, not in the installer.

> I noticed that there were tbzr related files in the archive. From what I
> understand, tbzr needs to be normally installed to actually work, so
> perhaps it should not be included in this self-extracting archive?

True, but it makes *my* life much more difficult to figure out what
should and shouldn't be included, because everything is put in that
directory for me.

They are all small anyway, so it doesn't really effect the size of the


> On Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 9:43 AM, John Arbash Meinel
> <john at <mailto:john at>> wrote:
>     So I'm going to give it a shot, hopefully the upload goes through.
>     Basically, we stage everything to a directory as part of the build
>     process, and then wrap that in an installer.
>     What I tried this time was to take that directory and compress it, and
>     upload that.
>     At first I did a .zip file, but that turned out to be 30MB, which seemed
>     a bit much compared to the 14MB installer.
>     So I installed 7zip, and created a self-extracting LZMA file, and
>     uploaded that.
>     I don't have a great name for it yet. It isn't a plain zip file, so I
>     can't just name it "" I wanted to name it "noinstall" but
>     Vista detects that as an "installer" and tries to run it as Admin.
>     So I went with "bzr-zip-1.9rc1-1.exe". If anyone has a better
>     suggestion, I'm happy to listen.
>     Anyway, it is a 14MB self-extracting 7z (lzma) compressed archive. Give
>     it a shot, and see if it fits what you are looking for.
>     John
>     =:->
>     PS> It should end up here when the upload finishes.

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