bzr-svn is a plugin that allows Bazaar direct access to Subversion repositories. It allows most bzr commands to work directly against Subversion repositories, as if you were using bzr with a native bzr repository.
The plugin can at the moment be used to commit to, pull from, merge from, push to and view logs of Subversion branches from Bazaar.
It also provides a Bazaar subcommand ("bzr svn-import") for converting complete Subversion repositories to Bazaar repositories.
The following features are currently present:
Connecting to remote Subversion repositories over all protocols supported by Subversion itself (at present: svn://, svn+ssh://, http:// (webdav), file://) as well as dump files.
Some bzr-svn specific issues are answered by the FAQ included with bzr-svn.
Some Subversion properties can currently not be represented in Bazaar and are therefore ignored for the time being:
Other features currently held back by Bazaars feature set:
All Bazaar commands should work fine with Subversion branches or should properly inform you that they do not. If you find any commands that don't work, please file a bug.
You will need a recent version of Bazaar. bzr-svn will warn if the Bazaar release used is too old or too new.
You need the Subvertpy Python module, which provides Python bindings for the Subversion library.
Simply place this directory in ~/.bazaar/plugins and you should be able to check out branches from Subversion using bzr. Make sure the directory name is 'svn'. The plugin has to be built as well by running make.
Instead of installing the plugin yourself, you can also install a prepackaged version of it for your platform.
Debian/Ubuntu packages are available from Debian experimental/sid and the Bazaar PPA.
Ubuntu's in-development release usually also contain the latest release.
Debian's main repositories also have bzr-svn since at least the lenny release.
An unofficial Gentoo overlay containing a bzr-svn ebuild are hosted on launchpad at https://launchpad.net/bzr-gentoo-overlay/.
Please file bug reports in launchpad. The product URL for bzr-svn is https://launchpad.net/bzr-svn/.