How did I get Mercurial working (on Ubuntu)?
I worked off of Kenny Cheung’s notes, with a few minor changes (not sure if they’re required).
- Make sure you have Mercurial, or get it with sudo apt-get install mercurial
- Save the “classes” and “classes.pub” keys in ~/.ssh/keys/
- Edit permissions of the keys with chmod go-rw ~/.ssh/keys/*
- Set up a Mercurial config file in ~/.hgrc. Mine looks like:
[ui] username = Matt Edwards <email@example.com> ssh = ssh -p port -i ~/.ssh/keys/classes -x editor = emacs -nw --no-site-file [extensions] convert = fetch = [hooks] changegroup = hg update >&2
- Run Neil’s hgclone script (classes is the name of the private key): ./hgclone.sh 863.12 classes fab.cba.mit.edu 846
- Things should work now, test with an
cd 863.12 hg pull
Extra note: If you have X forwarding on and get an annoying message like remote: X11 forwarding request failed on channel 0, fix it by adding this to your ~/.ssh/config:
Host fab.cba.mit.edu ForwardX11 no
To still X forward with other hosts (since the global default has to be ForwardX11 no), add something else like:
Host *.csail.mit.edu ForwardX11 yes