[Pkg-bazaar-maint] How to import bzr repository into git

Gabriel Filion lelutin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 19 21:34:11 UTC 2010

On 11/18/2010 11:38 AM, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Jonathan Nieder wrote:
>> Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason wrote:
>>> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 15:34, Dmitri Pissarenko
>>> <dmitri.pissarenko at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> However, I had to give up this idea due to an "out of memory" error
>>>> during bzr-export.
>>> Buy more memory or use more swap?
>> Or report it as a bug/wanted feature?
>> Cc-ing Jelmer Vernooij in the hope that he might be able to point
>> to the right person for that.
> This time with a valid email address (sorry for the noise).

right! I did see this with this particular workflow:

bzr branch lp:bzr
git init bzr.git
cd bzr.git
bzr fast-export ../bzr | git fast-import

the weird thing is that using fastimport directly with the lp:bzr
address (not "logged in" to launchpad, so in practice via HTTP) instead
of a local copy of the directory took a very long time but worked.

So I guess there's probably a memory leak when using local files.

other than bzr-fastimport, there is also bzr-git, which seems to support
some form of pushing (bzr dpush).

There are also mentions, in different discussions, of tailor:


And finally, the git wiki mentions BzrToGit


However, I have not thoroughly tested these tools and I have yet to find
something that works right in all cases. If you give these tools a try,
I'd be glad to hear about your experience with them.

Gabriel Filion

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