Moving Bugzilla to git?

Jochen Wiedmann jochen.wiedmann at
Thu Oct 31 09:13:11 UTC 2013

To me, the whole discussion boils down to "You need a VCS for getting
security fixes."

A quite unusual stance, I um unaware of *any* other project, which expects
that. Question: Can we provide alternatives?

On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 2:43 PM, Gervase Markham <gerv at> wrote:

> On 25/10/13 15:12, Frédéric Buclin wrote:
> > Le 25. 10. 13 14:08, Gervase Markham a écrit :
> >> I realise that moving to git is some work, but why do you link it to
> >> upgrading to another release?
> >
> > Because the problem to upgrade to 4.4 was that it was available on bzr
> > only, while 4.0 was the last branch available on CVS. So let's say that
> > 4.0.11 was only available on bzr for some reason, then I would have been
> > unable to upgrade from  4.0.x to 4.0.y (y > x).
> But you could upgrade from 4.0.x CVS to 4.0.x bzr, then upgrade to 4.0.y.
> > If you decide to do that
> > for e.g. Bugzilla 4.4 and for some reason git cannot be installed, then
> > you would have the same problem, i.e. unable to upgrade from 4.4.x to
> > 4.4.y. One could say I could use tarballs or diffs, but that's more work.
> It seems that the underlying problem with this scenario boils down to
> the "git cannot be installed" problem. As long as git can be installed
> on a server, then that server should have no problem with making this
> transition, even if they don't upgrade their Bugzilla at all during the
> process (and that would be the recommended way anyway).
> Stephanie's comments are helpful in determining whether we might have
> problems with people not being able to install git. It seems unlikely...
> Gerv
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