Need a command to break a stale lock

Bug #5988 reported by Brad Bollenbach on 2005-12-20
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Bazaar
High
Robert Collins

Bug Description

bzr left around a lock file for me, so that when I go to push, I'm locked out:

bradb@oxygen:~/canonical/malone-initial-bug-contacts $ bzr push sftp://chinstrap.ubuntu.com//home/warthogs/archives/bradb/launchpad/malone-initial-bug-contacts/
bzr: WARNING: Unable to update the working tree of: sftp://chinstrap.ubuntu.com/%2Fhome/warthogs/archives/bradb/launchpad/malone-initial-bug-contacts/
bzr: ERROR: bzrlib.errors.LockError: File '.bzr/branch-lock' already locked
  at /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/bzrlib/transport/sftp.py line 196
  in __init__

There appears to be no documented way out of this predicament either.

bradb@oxygen:~/canonical/malone-initial-bug-contacts $ bzr help commands | grep lock
bradb@oxygen:~/canonical/malone-initial-bug-contacts $

Related branches

Changed in bzr:
status: Unconfirmed → In Progress
Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

any interrupted-by-outside-forces operation will cause stale locks. This is in progress with the new show-lock and break-lock commands, planned for 0.8 or 0.8.1. Ctrl-C no longer causes this problem though, so it should be rarer than it was.

Martin Pool (mbp) wrote :

I added documentation of the workaround to http://bazaar-vcs.org/BzrFAQ

The bug still remains that there are no commands to fix it.

Robert Collins (lifeless) wrote :

branch implemented

Changed in bzr:
assignee: nobody → lifeless
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
John A Meinel (jameinel) on 2006-06-07
Changed in bzr:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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