Bazaar on AWS

Asked by Mudassar Pasha Maniyar on 2013-05-16

Can I set up my respository using Bazaar on my AWS instance?

Can I connect the Bazaar client to a Bazaar server/service on my AWS instance?

Is there a manual on this?

Why is there no documentation on this ?

Why is this not as simple as SVN?

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John A Meinel (jameinel) said : #1

Generally anywhere you can ssh into you can install and use bzr. If it is a
normal Ubuntu AWS instance you should be able to just "apt-get install bzr"
and then access the machine as:
bzr+ssh://<email address hidden>/path/to/repo

For other Linux distributions the way you install will be different, but
access is the same. For Windows it will be a lot trickier because you
don't normally have ssh access.

Generally installing bzr doesn't require a lot of setup, which is why there
isnt a huge setup document like svn.

John
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On May 16, 2013 2:46 PM, "Mudassar Pasha Maniyar" <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> New question #229018 on Bazaar:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/bzr/+question/229018
>
> Can I set up my respository using Bazaar on my AWS instance?
>
> Can I connect the Bazaar client to a Bazaar server/service on my AWS
> instance?
>
> Is there a manual on this?
>
> Why is there no documentation on this ?
>
> Why is this not as simple as SVN?
>
>
>
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> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for Bazaar.
>

Right. Thanks for the answer.

I have have evaluated Bazaar for 2 weeks with launchpad. At the end I realise I need to pay launchpad to maintain my projecct on it.

So, I switched to my AWS instance for my convenience. But then there's the Bazaar GUI. Can you please tell me where is the setting on the GUI to ssh with a server. I dont see a formal login/crediential dialog box to connect with a server. Only settings where I specify paths to the repository.

John A Meinel (jameinel) said : #3

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On 2013-05-20 10:11, Mudassar Pasha Maniyar wrote:
> Question #229018 on Bazaar changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/bzr/+question/229018
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> Mudassar Pasha Maniyar is still having a problem: Right. Thanks for
> the answer.
>
> I have have evaluated Bazaar for 2 weeks with launchpad. At the end
> I realise I need to pay launchpad to maintain my projecct on it.
>
> So, I switched to my AWS instance for my convenience. But then
> there's the Bazaar GUI. Can you please tell me where is the setting
> on the GUI to ssh with a server. I dont see a formal
> login/crediential dialog box to connect with a server. Only
> settings where I specify paths to the repository.
>

If you are using ssh, you will generally use ssh's credentials to
access the server. Such as an SSH key (see ssh-keygen, and
~/.ssh/config). You can put the credentials into the URL
(bzr+ssh://user:pass@host/...) but that is generally not recommended.
As user+password isn't as secure as SSH keys, and it puts things like
user:pass into things like bash history files, and 'ps' system watcher
information.

In which case in the bzr gui, you don't set credentials, because they
are taken care of by your ssh configuration. So in the GUI you just
tell it the URL of the AWS machine.

John
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Cool. Sounds right. I shall try this and let you know. Thanks for your help.

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