etckeeper should default to bzr in Ubuntu

Bug #191680 reported by Jorge Castro on 2008-02-13
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
etckeeper (Ubuntu)
Daniel Hahler

Bug Description

Binary package hint: etckeeper

The bzr support in Mark A. Hershberger's branch is pretty awesome; I think it'd be nice to have that turned on by default for Ubuntu.

This depends on bug 189293 getting resolved.

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Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

I've included a fix for this in the package provided for bug 189293.

Changed in etckeeper:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

The upstream maintainer has now included bzr support, but does not recommend using it:
However, etckeeper clearly doesn't work as well with bzr as it does with
git or mercurial, since bzr cannot support a commit hook that runs
etckeeper pre-commit. I'm going to make the documentation discuss this

I see in launchpad that there's talk of making bzr the default rcs for
etckeeper in Ubuntu; I feel this would be a mistake.

So, do we still want this?

Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

It's possible to provide a pre-commit hook, by using a particular bzr plugin or the general bzr-shell-hooks plugin [1].
The plugin has been created by Jelmer Vernooij to add bzr support to etckeeper, which is available in git [2].

See bug 189293 for integration of bzr support in etckeeper.

[1] bzr-shell-hooks plugin:
[2] git tree for bzr support in etckeeper:;a=summary

Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) wrote :

Fixed in the attached patch (and linked bzr branch).

Changed in etckeeper:
assignee: nobody → jelmer
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) wrote :

My apologies for accidently subscribing ubuntu-main-sponsors rather than ubuntu-universe-sponsors, there's no way to unsubscribe somebody else unfortunately :-(

Jelmer Vernooij (jelmer) wrote :
Daniel Hahler (blueyed) wrote :

Thanks, sponsoring.

Changed in etckeeper:
assignee: jelmer → blueyed
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package etckeeper - 0.25ubuntu1

etckeeper (0.25ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

  * Default to bzr. (LP: #191680)

 -- Jelmer Vernooij <email address hidden> Sun, 25 Jan 2009 16:14:46 +0100

Changed in etckeeper:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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