VCI::VCS::Bzr - Object-oriented interface to Bazaar (bzr)
my $repository = VCI->connect(type => 'Bzr',
repo => 'bzr://bzr.example.com/');
This is a "driver" for VCI for the Bazaar version-control system. You can find out more about Bazaar at http://bazaar.canonical.com/.
For information on how to use VCI::VCS::Bzr, see VCI.
For the repo argument to "connect" in VCI, choose the directory above where your branches are kept. For example, if I have a branch http://bzr.domain.com/bzr/branch, then the repo would be http://bzr.domain.com/bzr/.
Bzr's connect also takes one optional extra argument:
The path to the bzr binary on your system. If not specified, we will search your PATH and throw an error if bzr isn't found.
Taint Mode: VCI will throw an error if this argument is tainted, because VCI just runs this command blindly, and we wouldn't want to run something like delete_everything_on_this_computer.sh.
VCI::VCS::Bzr requires that the following be installed on your system:
bzr Must be installed and accessible to VCI. If it's not in your path, you should specify an x_bzr argument to "connect" in VCI, which should contain the full path to the bzr executable, such as /usr/bin/bzr.
The bzrtools extension package must be installed. Usually this is available as a package (RPM or deb) in your distrubution, or you can download it from here: http://launchpad.net/bzrtools.
Because VCI::VCS::Bzr processes the output of bzr, it needs it in a machine-readable format like XML. For bzr, this is accomplished by the bzr-xmloutput plugin, which is available here: http://launchpad.net/bzr-xmloutput.
You can read about how to install it at http://doc.bazaar.canonical.com/plugins/en/plugin-installation.html.
This is in addition to any perl module requirements listed when you install VCI::VCS::Bzr.
These are limitations of VCI::VCS::Bzr compared to the general API specified in the VCI::Abstract modules.
On some repositories, "projects" will return an empty array, even though there are branches there. This only happens for repositories where we can't list the directories. For example, HTTP repositories without a directory listing.
However, get_project will still work on those repositories.
When constructing a Directory, you cannot specify time or revision without also specifying contents. VCI::VCS::Bzr itself never does this, so you generally don't have to worry about this unless you're building your own objects for some reason.
With local repositories, VCI::VCS::Bzr should be very fast. With remote repositories, certain operations may be slow, such as calling projects on a Repository.
Max Kanat-Alexander <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright 2007-2010 by Everything Solved, Inc.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
To install VCI, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.