Use Mercurial with Redmine

Redmine only works with Mercurial repositories cloned in your local machine, as explained in the official guide.

  • Install the Mercurial package:

          $ sudo apt-get install mercurial
  • Restart services:

      $ sudo /opt/bitnami/ restart
  • Create the repository directory, clone it and give it the proper permissions:

      $ cd $HOME
      $ mkdir mercurialRepo
      $ cd mercurialRepo
      $ sudo hg clone REPO_URL
  • Add your repository to Redmine by navigating in your project to the “Settings -> Repositories -> New repository” menu. Replace the ID placeholder with a short identifier for the repository, the USER placeholder with the username, and the REPO placeholder with the correct directory name for the cloned repository.

      SCM: Mercurial
      Identifier: ID
      Path to repository: /home/USER/mercurialRepo/REPO
  • Check the repository and confirm that you can view the files, commits, comments and so on.

Last modification December 21, 2022