please upgrade lp:parrot

Asked by Martin Pool on 2010-03-11

Would you please upgrade the lp:parrot vcs-import to bzr 2a format?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Allison Randal <email address hidden>
Date: 11 March 2010 00:34
Subject: Upgrading the Launchpad bzr import
To: Martin Pool <email address hidden>

We received the following request on the Parrot developer list to update
the lp:parrot bzr mirror of the parrot svn repository. The original
import was done by the launchpad team, so the owner listed on lp:parrot
is the vcs-imports team. What's the best way to go about getting an
update to the bzr format?


On 3/10/10 5:38 AM, Parth Malwankar wrote:
> Hello,
> As a bzr user I prefer to follow the parrot import on launchpad[1]
> studying parrot.
> During the branching I started seeing some issues like 'bzr branch'
> too long and connection timeout.
> After some discussion and experiments[2] it seems that the launchpad
> branch is in a very old format (0.92) and newer bzr clients 2.x need
> do a lot of work in converting the format for any operation. Changing
> this to 2a would make dealing with launchpad branch very efficient
> (disk space, speed and memory). Might I suggest that the launchpad
> owner upgrade the branch to 2a format. It would make life a little
> easier for bzr users :-)
> Note that 2a format requires bzr 2.x client which has been out for
> quite some time now. People having local branch would need create
> their local branch again ('bzr branch lp:parrot') once this conversion
> I talked to the #bzr folks on irc regarding how this can be done.
> <parthm>  hello. i am planning to suggest the lp:parrot owner to
> upgrade the repo format to 2a. whats the suggested way to upgrade an
> lp branch. l believe lp:parrot is an svn imported branch.
> <spiv>  I think the owner of the branch can click an "upgrade format"
> button in the web UI now.
> Regards,
> Parth
> [1]
> [2] (see comments starting
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Steve McInerney (spm) said : #2

fyi. this is in progress on neumayer atm. No ETA.

Ronald Blaschke (rblasch) said : #3

Unfortunately, I think the upgrade didn't go through, and import is now broken.

The upgrade is still running. I'll suspend the import for now.

Steve McInerney (spm) said : #5

fyi. still in progress. No useful log info, unf. All being buffered by the nohup.

Ronald Blaschke (rblasch) said : #6

The upgrade is complete and import resumed. Many thanks to all of you!

Steve McInerney (spm) said : #7

for the record:
Doing on-the-fly conversion from <RepositoryFormatKnitPack1> to <RepositoryFormat2a>.
This may take some time. Upgrade the repositories to the same format for better performance.

starting upgrade of sftp://hoover@escudero/srv/importd/www/00005be6/
making backup of sftp://hoover@escudero/srv/importd/www/00005be6/.bzr
  to sftp://hoover@escudero/srv/importd/www/00005be6/backup.bzr
starting repository conversion
repository converted

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