Why does Bazaar download so much data for a small change?

Aaron Bentley aaron at aaronbentley.com
Thu Feb 5 17:46:37 GMT 2009

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Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 08:06:53AM -0800, Colin D Bennett wrote:
>> On Thu, 5 Feb 2009 13:30:03 -0200
>> "Eduardo O. Padoan" <eduardo.padoan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 5:02 AM, Andrew Cowie
>>> <andrew at operationaldynamics.com> wrote:
>>>> To be honest, the real travesty is that things like Ubuntu Intrepid
>>>> don't have the most recent version of Bazaar in them. Not very
>>>> supportive of one group of Canonical employees of another group of
>>>> Canonical employees.

Actually, the distro team has shown a lot of flexibility with us.  We
have been able to get new versions in after the general package freeze
(I believe we did this with 1.3.1).

>>> How could Ubuntu, which is realeased every 6 months, come with the
>>> must recent version of Bazaar, released roughly every month?
>> I apologize if this is a silly question (Ubuntu isn't my primary Linux
>> distro (yet)), but isn't that what the nice package manager/update
>> system is for?  Why can't Ubuntu simply provide an updated bzr package
>> through the package management system between releases?  Or, does
>> Ubuntu only do security patches between releases?
> Only security patches.

By default.

But Ubuntu also provides fixes ($foo-updates) and newer versions

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