Repository KnitPackRepository('…') is not compatible with repository RemoteRepository('…')

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Mon Mar 9 02:40:34 GMT 2009

On Mon, 2009-03-09 at 13:29 +1100, Ben Finney wrote:
> Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer at> writes:
> > What is the format of the remote branch? Is it perhaps a rich root
> > or subtree format ?
> The remote branch is, as you suspected, ‘rich-root-pack’. I had
> thought it was also ‘pack-0.92’, but I was looking in the wrong
> place. Thank you for prompting me to look again.
> This is an onging headache for, from my perspective very little
> benefit. For a while, every time I encountered this, I simply upgraded
> so that both branches are ‘rich-root-pack’. But that's short-sighted;
> it hits a limit when I try to bring a branch into an existing
> repository, and that repository cannot, or should not, be converted.
> (For example, when the repository isn't under my control.)
> Is there truly no way back? Can I not change a repository back to a
> format that will be compatible with the default repositories created
> by Bazaar 1.5?
You can't downgrade from rich-root-pack to pack-0.92. fwiw rich-root-pack is
 supported by bzr 1.5.



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