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Ubuntu - Install Bazaar


Bazaar is another version control system (like SVN and Git). There are many reasons why you might want to switch to Bazaar which are beyond the scope of this tutorial. For me, I just wanted to investigate another version control system that could offer me a centralized workflow.

Bazaar can use a centralized workflow like SVN, but doesn't have to.


Basic Installation

Run the following commands to install bazaar on Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install bzr -y

PPA Based Installation

Alternatively, If you want to use a PPA to install the latest/greatest version that has not been vetted by Canonical, then run these commands as well.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:bzr/ppa -y
sudo apt-get install bzr -y

Optionally install a GUI For bazaar.

Bazaar also has a GUI which can be installed by using the command below. These tutorials will focus primarily on using the CLI.

sudo apt-get install bzr-explorer -y

Set user details

The first thing you will want to do after installing bazaar is set your user details. For example:

bzr whoami "John Doe <>"


Bazaar is now installed. In future we will show you how to create shared repositories.

Last updated: 16th August 2018
First published: 16th August 2018