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

Wouter van Heyst larstiq at larstiq.dyndns.org
Thu Feb 5 20:50:27 GMT 2009

On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 05:06:18PM +0000, Russel Winder wrote:
> Colin,
> On Thu, 2009-02-05 at 08:06 -0800, Colin D Bennett wrote:
> > 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?
> The Bazaar development team have the Launchpad PPA repository
> (https://launchpad.net/~bzr/+archive/ppa) in which the latest release of
> some of the bits and pieces of Bazaar can be found.  If you have this
> repository in your /etc/apt/source.list then the package managers pick
> up the latest release version that is actually released for a given
> version of Ubuntu.

Or with sources.list.d:

    echo deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bzr/ubuntu intrepid main > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bazaar.list

Make sure the file ends on .list, or apt will ignore it.


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