lp:charm vs. lp:charms

Martin Pool mbp at canonical.com
Thu Jan 19 02:04:34 UTC 2012

On 19 January 2012 09:03, Francis J. Lacoste
<francis.lacoste at canonical.com>wrote:

> On 12-01-18 12:32 PM, Gustavo Niemeyer wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 14:45, Robbie Williamson <robbie at ubuntu.com>
> wrote:
> >> I admit finding myself typing lp:charms first, then removing the "s",
> >> but I don't think it's worth the effort...unless a simple redirect is
> >> possible. (my two cents)
> >
> > I've talked to Francis, and someone is already working on the move
> > over. Apparently it is possible to have an alias so that the old
> > location still points to the new one, which is awesome. That said,
> > please do expect potential minor issues and upcoming interruptions at
> > any moment now.
> >
> > Kudos to the Launchpad guys for the prompt action.
> >
> There is actually a gotcha which is the same than when we went from
> Principia to Charm.
> bzr doesn't support the alias for branches. So all branches branched out
> under ~user/charm will be broken and will have to be branched out again
> from ~user/charms
> In short, https://launchpad.net/charm can redirect to
> https://launchpad.net/charms, but that doesn't work for branches.

You probably could, fairly cheaply, make launchpad give a clean message to
bzr if you try to access lp:charm/something, similarly to how it gives you
errors about policy restrictions on source package branches etc.

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