upgrade permits unusable options and then errors

Bug #145813 reported by James Westby on 2007-09-27
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Bazaar
High
Unassigned
Breezy
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

I got this:

Using saved location: http://people.samba.org/bzr/jelmer/bzr-rebase/trunk/
bzr: ERROR: Tags not supported by BzrBranch5('file:///home/jw2328/.bazaar/plugins/rebase/'); you may be able to use bzr upgrade --dirstate-tags.

So I did this:

jw2328@twitch:plugins/rebase:1031:0% bzr upgrade --dirstate-tags
starting upgrade of file:///home/jw2328/.bazaar/plugins/rebase/
making backup of tree history
file:///home/jw2328/.bazaar/plugins/rebase/.bzr has been backed up to file:///home/jw2328/.bazaar/plugins/rebase/.bzr.backup
if conversion fails, you can move this directory back to .bzr
if it succeeds, you can remove this directory if you wish
starting repository conversion
bzr: ERROR: Cannot convert to format <RepositoryFormatKnit1>. Does not support rich root data.

So I did what I was told, but now I'm told that I can't, and there is no hint as to what might solve the issue.

Also this repository (not shared, in the branch's .bzr), can only be a few weeks old as it is bzr-rebase, so why
can't I upgrade from a recent format?

Thanks,

James

Martin Pool (mbp) on 2008-11-26
Changed in bzr:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed

I faced with this bug too. Why `bzr upgrade` unable to understand difference between plain old formats and rich-root formats and then select appropriate new format?

summary: - confusing message about upgrade of rich-root or subtree formats
+ upgrade permits unusable options and then errors
tags: added: formats ui
Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) on 2010-12-18
tags: added: upgrade
Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) on 2017-11-08
tags: added: check-for-breezy
Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) on 2017-11-11
Changed in brz:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: removed: check-for-breezy
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