Problems with Bazaar 1.17 at Ohloh

Andrew Bennetts andrew.bennetts at
Tue Aug 11 10:57:13 BST 2009

Jonathan Lange wrote:
> Hey guys,
> Now that Launchpad is open sourced, I've been trying to get it's
> information on record at Ohloh.
> The Ohloh folks have been really helpful so far, even upgrading their
> version of Bazaar to 1.17. However, it seems that we've hit a snag.
> Take a look at this post:
> In it, Robin explains that Ohloh does:
>   bzr log --long --show-id --forward --include-merges -r 1.. -v
> Which takes over an hour and fails with:
>   bzr: ERROR: The file id
> "x_Stuart_Bishop__Sat_SepW24_14:41:02_2005_18800.0" is not present in
> the tree .
> What can we do about this?

wgrant reported on #launchpad-dev that that command works for him (but takes
2.5 hours).  Presumably there's some difference in what Ohloh are doing and
what wgrant is doing, but there's not enough detail to guess what.  Perhaps
a difference of running against a remote branch vs. a local one?  HPSS vs.

So the best thing would be to get a detailed bug report from Ohloh about
their issues, with tracebacks and precise commands etc.  I see you've
already invited them to do this — thanks!

Otherwise the next best thing I can think of would be for someone else to
try reproduce the error, but given that one person has already failed to do
so it's likely to involve a fair bit of guesswork and trial-and-error.  If
someone else can already reproduce their error, then please speak up!  :)

Separately, I think Ohloh probably can do better than parsing the builtin
“bzr log” output to extract the information they need, but that should be
orthogonal to the errors they are seeing.


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