1. LShift
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  3. mercurial-server



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. It was written by Paul Crowley at LShift Ltd.


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.


Copyright (C) 2008-2012 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
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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.

More info

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