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Bazaar Explorer has 3 main views:

* Welcome page
* Repository view
* Status view

Install Bazaar Explorer in Ubuntu

First you need to install QBzr

QBzr is a cross-platform GUI front end for Bazaar, based on Qt toolkit.QBzr provided GUI frontend for many core bzr commands and several universal dialogs and helper commands. Equivalents for core bzr commands has the same names as CLI commands but with prefix "q".

For karmic users

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:qbzr-dev/ppa

For Jaunty Users

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbzr-dev/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbzr-dev/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

Save and exit the file
For Intrepid Users

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbzr-dev/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbzr-dev/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

Save and exit the file
For Hardy Users

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbzr-dev/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbzr-dev/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

Save and exit the file

Install GPG key for Jaunty,Intrepid,Hardy users (Not required for Karmic users)

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 364F5AF5

Update the source list

sudo apt-get update

Install qbzr Explorer using the following command

sudo apt-get install qbzr

or click on the following link

apt://qbzr

Now you need to install Bazaar Explorer

For karmic users

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bzr-explorer-dev/ppa

For Jaunty Users

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bzr-explorer-dev/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bzr-explorer-dev/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

Save and exit the file

For Intrepid Users

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bzr-explorer-dev/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bzr-explorer-dev/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

Save and exit the file

For Hardy Users

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bzr-explorer-dev/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bzr-explorer-dev/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

Save and exit the file

Install GPG key for Jaunty,Intrepid,Hardy users (Not required for Karmic users)

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 68489A05

Update the source list

sudo apt-get update

Install Bazaar Explorer using the following command

sudo apt-get install bzr-explorer

or click on the following link

apt://bzr-explorer

After completing the installation

Then change to the directory holding your plugins (normally ~/.bazaar/plugins) and run:

bzr branch lp:bzr-explorer explorer

To start explorer, run:

bzr explorer

It is recommended that you make this a shortcut on your panel.

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6 Comments to “Bazaar Explorer – Advanced Version Control Made Simple”

  1. Mahesh says:

    I tried the above steps and it seems to be installed without errors, but when i try to change the dir to .bazaar/plugins…
    .bazaar/plugins: No such file or directory

    I can even see Bazaar Explorer in Applications | Programming from the menu, but when i click on it nothing happens.

    I am using Ubuntu 9.10

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  2. karlzt says:

    +1

    same problem on Kubuntu 9.10

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  3. Thirtysixway says:

    I’m also having the same problems as the other comments on 9.10

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  4. The Wizl says:

    Same for me, no directory and they are in the application menu but doesnt start.

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  5. alfplayer says:

    Thanks. Worked for me on karmic amd64. The app is unstable, sometimes it crashes.

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  6. ancientTechie says:

    I issued bzr branch lp:bzr-explorer explorer from the /usr/share/applications# path in 9.10 for Intel. Bazaar then launched successfully.

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