mercurial-server gives your developers remote read/write access to centralized Mercurial repositories using SSH public key authentication; it provides convenient and fine-grained key management and access control.

Copyright (C) 2008-2010 LShift Ltd.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.

Though mercurial-server is currently targeted at Debian-based systems such as Ubuntu, other users have reported success getting it running on other Unix-based systems such as Red Hat. Running it on a non-Unix system such as Windows is not supported. You will need root privileges to install it.

The best way to install mercurial-server is using your package management system - there are pre-built .deb files on the website. However, there is some provision for installing it directly. On Debian based systems such as Ubuntu, use the command

sudo make setup-adduser

On Red Hat and possibly other variants of Unix, try

sudo make setup-useradd

See doc/manual.docbook for the rest of the documentation.

Paul Crowley,, 2010