installing bzr on CentOS 5

Keith Bierman khbkhb+bzr at
Mon Nov 30 20:41:08 UTC 2015

I'd found the old post:

However, that wasn't working. But I did find rpmforge's repos do have 
bzr and bzrtools (but not -gtk and olive).

after installation of bzr itself, I sought to install bzr-explorer and 
since that wasn't in the repos (EPEL or sourceforge) I tried

mkdir -p .bazaar/plugins
cd .bazaar/plugins
bzr branch lp:qbzr  
bzr branch lp:bzr-explorer explorer

Sadly then explorer fails rather badly (see below for details).   Is 
there a good way to install bzr with the GUI tools on CentOS 5 these 
days? If so, can someone please point me to the appropriate RTFM? Thanks 
in advance!

bzr explorer
future feature absolute_import is not defined (, line 75)
Unable to load plugin 'qbzr' from '/home/khb/.bazaar/plugins'
bzr: ERROR: exceptions.AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/bzrlib/", line 
926, in exception_to_return_code
    return the_callable(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/bzrlib/", line 
1126, in run_bzr
    ret = run(*run_argv)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/bzrlib/", line 
691, in run_argv_aliases
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/bzrlib/", line 
713, in run
    return self._operation.run_simple(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/bzrlib/", line 134, 
in run_simple
    return _do_with_cleanups(
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/site-packages/bzrlib/", line 165, 
in _do_with_cleanups
    result = func(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/home/khb/.bazaar/plugins/explorer/lib/", line 139, 
in run
    if qbzr.version_info < required_qbzr_version:
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'version_info'

bzr 2.3.3 on python 2.4.3 (Linux-2.6.18-407.el5-x86_64-with-redhat-5.11-
arguments: ['/usr/bin/bzr', 'explorer']
plugins: bash_completion[2.3.3], bzrtools[2.3.0], explorer[1.3.1dev],
    launchpad[2.3.3], netrc_credential_store[2.3.3], news_merge[2.3.3],
encoding: 'UTF-8', fsenc: 'UTF-8', lang: 'en_US.UTF-8'

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[khb at localhost]~% sudo rpm -ivh rpmforge-release-0.5.3-
[khb at localhost]~% bzr branch lp:qbzr                

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