Unable to download Galacticus V0.9

Asked by Juan Carlos Munoz on 2011-01-07

Dear Dr. Benson,

I have been trying to download the latest version (V0.9 in development) of the code, but the download is taking longer than I expected and is "transferring" a huge amount of data (1556758KB !!) before I decided to cancel.

I tried using the command line

bzr branch lp:galacticus

and a graphic interface for Bazaar (OliveBBM) which automatically finds the latest revision of the code. Unfortunately in both cases the download seems to be stacked or it seems to be downloading something else.

At the end, after canceling the download, all I get is an empty folder.
Is there something I'm doing wrong?

I will appreciate your help.
Thanks in advance

Juan Carlos

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Andrew Benson (abenson) said :

Hi Juan Carlos,

There are some large data files in the Launchpad repository, some of which have had one or more revisions. When you do:

bzr branch lp:galacticus v0.9.0

Bazaar will try to create a local copy of the branch, including all of these revisions. As a result, you get a very large download. Unless you're planning to make changes to Galacticus that you want to submit back to be merged into the project you don't really need all of this revision history.

You can avoid this by doing:

bzr branch --stacked lp:galacticus v0.9.0

This will download the code without all of the history and should be much faster.

I'm in the process of setting up a snapshot of the current version 0.9.0 which will be available as a tarball at:


This will be automatically updated each night to match the latest revision of v0.9.0 (which tends to change rapidly as it's the development version). You will be able to download this file and unpack it to get the full v0.9.0 source. It'll be a day or two before I have it in place.


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