This is the Hg-Git plugin for Mercurial, adding the ability to push to and pull from a Git server repository from Mercurial. This means you can collaborate on Git based projects from Mercurial, or use a Git server as a collaboration point for a team with developers using both Git and Mercurial.
The Hg-Git plugin can convert commits/changesets losslessly from one system to another, so you can push via a Mercurial repository and another Mercurial client can pull it. In theory, the changeset IDs should not change, although this may not hold true for complex histories.
hg clone git://github.com/schacon/some-repo.git
Like with normal
hg clone, you can optionally
specify a destination directory.
$ cd mercurial-repo $ hg bookmark -r default master # so a ref gets created
To avoid specifying the repo path when you push and pull,
.hg/hgrc and add:
[paths] default = git+ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/schacon/some-repo.git
See the Mercurial docs for more detail on path settings.
$ hg push
This will convert all Mercurial data into Git objects and push them up to the Git server.
$ hg pull
That will pull down any commits that have been pushed to the server in the meantime and give you a new head that you can merge in.
First, make sure that you have a working C compiler on your
system. On Windows, one option is the
Visual C++. (Be sure to install the 2008 version for
compatibility reasons.) On Debian-style Linux,
apt-get install python-dev.
easy_install hg-git. If you don't
have easy_install available, you can get it as part of
Lastly, make sure the
following is in your
[extensions] hgext.bookmarks = hggit =
...and that's it!
Use this method if you'd like to install a clone of the Hg-Git repository rather than a static package, or if you'd like to install Hg-Git in a location you choose yourself.
First, install version 0.8.0 or newer of
You can do
easy_install 'dulwich>=0.8.0' if you have
installed. Next, clone
somewhere. Lastly, make the 'extensions' section in your
~/.hgrc' file look something like this:
[extensions] hgext.bookmarks = hggit = [path-to]/hg-git/hggit
That will enable the Hg-Git extension for you. The bookmarks section is only required prior to hg 1.7. Bookmarks will be translated to git heads when pushing.
Different versions of hg-git are known to work with different versions of Mercurial. For the most accurate info, go to the source on bitbucket, click the dropdown menu that says "default", click the "Tags" tab, select the version you've installed, and click on the file "Makefile". There's a line that starts with "all-version-tests" which lists the versions of Mercurial known to work.
It also needs Dulwich version 0.8.0 or later; Dulwich is a pure-Python implementation of the Git file formats and protocols. There are no Git binary dependencies: you do not need to have Git installed on your system.