bzr 2.2.1


This is a bugfix release which also includes bugfixes from 2.0.6 and 2.1.3. None are critical, but upgrading is recommended for all users on earlier 2.2 releases.

Bug Fixes

  • Additional merges after an unrelated branch has been merged with its history no longer crash when deleted files are involved. (Vincent Ladeuil, John Arbash Meinel, #375898)
  • bzr add SYMLINK/FILE now works properly when the symlink points to a previously-unversioned directory within the tree: the directory is marked versioned too. (Martin Pool, #192859)
  • bzr commit SYMLINK now works, rather than trying to commit the target of the symlink. (Martin Pool, John Arbash Meinel, #128562)
  • bzr upgrade now creates the backup.bzr directory with the same permissions as .bzr directory on a POSIX OS. (Parth Malwankar, #262450)
  • CommitBuilder now uses the committer instead of _config.username to generate the revision-id. (Aaron Bentley, #614404)
  • Configuration files in ${BZR_HOME} are now written in an atomic way which should help avoid problems with concurrent writers. (Vincent Ladeuil, #525571)
  • Cope with Microsoft FTP server that returns reply ‘250 Directory created’ when mkdir succeeds. (Martin Pool, #224373)
  • Don’t traceback trying to unversion children files of an already unversioned directory. (Vincent Ladeuil, #494221)
  • Don’t traceback when a lockdir’s held/info file is corrupt (e.g. contains only NUL bytes). Instead warn the user, and allow bzr break-lock to remove it. (Andrew Bennetts, #619872)
  • Fix AttributeError on parent.children when adding a file under a directory that was a symlink in the previous commit. (Martin Pool, #192859)
  • Fix AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'close' in _close_ssh_proc when using bzr+ssh://. This was causing connections to pre-1.6 bzr+ssh servers to fail, and causing warnings on stderr in some other circumstances. (Andrew Bennetts, #633745)
  • Only call setlocale in the bzr startup script on posix systems. This avoids an issue with the newer windows C runtimes used by Python 2.6 and later which can mangle bytestrings printed to the console. (Martin [gz], #631350)
  • Prevent CHKMap.apply_delta from generating non-canonical CHK maps, which can result in “missing referenced chk root keys” errors when fetching from repositories with affected revisions. (Andrew Bennetts, #522637)
  • Raise ValueError instead of a string exception. (John Arbash Meinel, #586926)
  • Reduce peak memory by one copy of compressed text. (John Arbash Meinel, #566940)
  • Repositories accessed via a smart server now reject being stacked on a repository in an incompatible format, as is the case when accessing them via other methods. This was causing fetches from those repositories via a smart server (e.g. using bzr branch) to receive invalid data. (Andrew Bennetts, #562380)
  • Selftest with versions of subunit that support stopTestRun will no longer error. This error was caused by 2.0 not being updated when upstream python merged the end of run patch, which chose stopTestRun rather than done. (Robert Collins, #571437)
  • Stop AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'ElementTree' being thrown from xml_serializer on certain cElementTree setups. (Martin [gz], #254278)
  • Upgrading or fetching from a non-rich-root repository to a rich-root repository (e.g. from pack-0.92 to 2a) no longer fails with 'Inter1and2Helper' object has no attribute 'source_repo'. This was a regression from Bazaar 2.1. (Andrew Bennetts, #636930)
  • When passing a file to UTF8DirReader make sure to close the current directory file handle after the chdir fails. Otherwise when passing many filenames into a command line bzr status we would leak descriptors. (John Arbash Meinel, #583486)



  • Remove used and broken code path in BranchInitHookParams.__repr__. (Andrew Bennetts)


  • build_tree_contents can create symlinks. (Martin Pool, John Arbash Meinel)
  • Tracebacks from a parameterized test are no longer reported against every parameterization of that test. This was done by adding a hack to bzrlib.tests.clone_test so that it no longer causes testtools.TestCase instances to share a details dict. (Andrew Bennetts, #625574)

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