0.96.0, 0.99.0 tarball does not contain credits.pickle

Bug #397526 reported by Mark Lee on 2009-07-09
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Bazaar GTK+ Frontends
Jelmer Vernooij
Gentoo Linux
Fix Released

Bug Description

I'm packaging bzr-gtk-0.96.0 for the Bazaar Gentoo overlay, and during install, it errors out with the following:

error: can't copy 'credits.pickle': doesn't exist or not a regular file

A grep of the list of files in bzr-gtk-0.96.0.tar.gz confirms that credits.pickle does not exist in the tarball. I'd like to avoid calling the build_credits command of setup.py, as not only would it need network access to create the pickle, but it would also add a build-time only dependency on bzr-stats.

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Vincent Ladeuil (vila) wrote :

Right, forgive the first-time release-manager, 0.96.1 is on its way, http://bazaar-vcs.org/bzr-gtk/releasing has been corrected accordingly.

Changed in bzr-gtk:
assignee: nobody → Vincent Ladeuil (vila)
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → In Progress
Vincent Ladeuil (vila) on 2009-07-09
Changed in bzr-gtk:
milestone: none → 0.96.1
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Vincent Ladeuil (vila) wrote :

People who downloaded http://edge.launchpad.net/bzr-gtk/trunk/0.96.0/+download/bzr-gtk-0.96.0.tar.gz
can still safely use it as long as they don't want to package it themselves.
Since there has been only 3 downloads so far, you know who you are :)

Christian Faulhammer (fauli) wrote :

The problem reappeared for the 0.99.0 release...I want to package for the official Gentoo tree.

Changed in bzr-gtk:
status: Fix Released → Incomplete
Rainer Müller (raimue) wrote :

I am also having the same problem again with 0.99.0 while packaging for MacPorts.

Christian Faulhammer (fauli) wrote :

Can we have a regenerated tarball please?

C-S (c-s) wrote :

I solved this problem by patching it away in my FreeBSD port (http://www.freshports.org/devel/bzr-gtk/). Have a look:


I know that this is a bad solution but it's the best I could do...

Changed in bzr-gtk:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Christian Faulhammer (fauli) wrote :

I am reluctant to patch out a credits file...unfortunately this prevents entry of Bazaar 2.2.0 in the testing section of Portage tree in Gentoo.

Changed in gentoo:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
C-S (c-s) wrote :

I totally agree with Christian. I am not happy at all, especially because everybody here knows that this bug is not really a big deal. One step in the release process was forgotten, that's all. Hence, please just re-release bzr-gtk as 0.9.1....

C-S (c-s) wrote :

By the way. My reason for doing the patch was that bzr 2.2.0 was already published in the ports system. Hence not porting bzr-gtk 0.9.0 would have left many users unhappy, as the old bzr-gtk 0.8.7 is not compatible with bzr 2.2.0.

Changed in gentoo:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Max Bowsher (maxb) on 2010-09-02
Changed in bzr-gtk:
assignee: Vincent Ladeuil (vila) → nobody
milestone: 0.96.1 → none
summary: - 0.96.0 tarball does not contain credits.pickle
+ 0.96.0, 0.99.0 tarball does not contain credits.pickle
Changed in gentoo:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) on 2011-02-17
Changed in bzr-gtk:
assignee: nobody → Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer)
Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) on 2011-03-02
Changed in bzr-gtk:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Rainer Müller (raimue) wrote :

The problem reappeared once again for bzr-gtk 0.104.0. My new bug report #1032995 has been marked as a duplicate of this one here, so please reopen.

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