Is this right?

Brian de Alwis bsd at
Thu Nov 6 15:10:52 GMT 2008

Wouldn't Russel's problem have never occurred if bzr instead  
remembered the originally-specified branch name, 'lp:bzr-xmloutput'?   
If bzr remembered both the original name and the mapped name (as a  
cached value), then bzr could fallback to the original name should the  
mapped name fail.


On 6-Nov-2008, at 3:54 AM, Vincent Ladeuil wrote:
> Nooo, argh, I refrained (wrongly it appears) from adding: "but in
> that specific case there is no more place to put a redirection
> mechanism in place", the branch is gone (or see my suggestion in
> a previous email about lp reserving the old name (but for how
> long ??) and redirecting from there).
>    Russel> Sounds like there is an "New Feature" request in
>    Russel> here.
> I see a hole but nothing to fill it :-/ The publisher pulled the
> plug without notice to anyone, even bzr !
> I'm open to any suggestions but I matter how hard I dig *that*
> case just can't be handled by bzr better than saying: "There is
> no branch here"...

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