Thursday, 16 April 2009

Eclipse bzr integration

There is a plugin for Eclipse called bzr-eclipse, you can install it within Eclipse simply enough, but it also requires that you install a bzr plugin called bzr-xmloutput, which isn't packaged for Ubuntu Intrepid.

I'm not a believer in dropping files across my file system and will try many things before untarring something into my system. Packages are there for a reason, and I'm not about to try and break things by fixing them if you know what I mean.

Fortunately, bzr-xmloutput is packaged for Jaunty, but it requires python-central that is of a later pedigry than the current one in Intrepid.

So, this worked for me:
  1. Download bzr-xmloutput (Jaunty package) and python-central (Jaunty package) from Jaunty.
  2. sudo dpkg -i python-central_0.6.11ubuntu6_all.deb bzr-xmloutput_0.8.3-0ubuntu1_all.deb
If you're doing this, it's likely that the versions here are not the latest, so make sure you check that.

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