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Replace Bazaar with Breezy


This change is about replacing the Package-x-generic-16.pngbzr package with Package-x-generic-16.pngbreezy. Bzr (Bazaar) is a version control system, Breezy (brz) is a fork of Bazaar. Breezy will obsolete and replace Bazaar in Fedora 32.


Current status

Detailed Description

The Package-x-generic-16.pngbreezy package will be introduced. It provides and obsoletes bzr and git-remote-bzr, it contains /usr/bin/bzr (link to /usr/bin/brz) and /usr/bin/git-remote-bzr.

Packages Package-x-generic-16.pngbzr and Package-x-generic-16.pnggit-remote-bzr will be retired.

The reasons for this include:

Benefit to Fedora

Users of Fedora will be able to use bazaar repositories via breezy. If we don't do this, bzr would be simply removed without a replacement.


  • Proposal owners: package Package-x-generic-16.pngbreezy and its dependencies (done, see the package review), flip the bcond in the package to provide/obsolete bzr.
  • Release engineering: no impact with Release Engineering is anticipated
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

Eventually removed depndent packages need to be obsoleted.

Breezy aims to be compatible with bazaar, but there might be some differences.

How To Test

Test that installing bzr installs breezy, test that you can use it successfully. Test that bzr gets replaced by breezy when upgrading to Fedora 32.

User Experience

Users installing bzr will get breezy instead. The bzr command will be provided as a symbolic link to the brz (breezy) command. The basic API of that command should be the same.

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) Proposal owners will orphan both breezy and bzr (sorry, but not sorry).
  • Contingency deadline: final freeze
  • Blocks release? No
  • Blocks product? No



Release Notes