Mercurial Hg-Git: Clone from a local directory?
Here is an example…
hg clone "C:\Users\James\Documents\My Games\FalloutNV" destination directory: FalloutNV importing Hg objects into Git abort: The system cannot find the file specified
The path does exist, and somehow it knows that it’s a Git repo, but it has the direction backwards. It should be importing Git objects into a (new) Hg repo.
Any ideas? I am on Windows, trying to use TortoiseHg but comfortable enough in the command line.
Tonight I discovered that if I rename
FalloutNV.git … the clone will magically work from the local disk. Just a pointer that may help!
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This is strange since that error message is usually associated with Hg-Git (the dulwich part of it) not finding your ssh key.
That is why manojlds suggested cloning using explicitly the file protocol (except I would use “
file:///C:/Users/James/Documents/My Games/FalloutNV” with 3 “
/” at the beginning instead of two).
The “A guide to getting the hg-git Mercurial plugin to work on a Windows machine” confirms the ssh issue:
If you’re getting an error like “
abort: The system cannot find the file specified”, then
dulwichcannot find ssh in your
You need to make sure to install Cygwin’s OpenSSH and that you can run “
ssh” from the command line.
(and it also recommend you get the latest version of the dulwich library)
The OP jocull adds in the comment:
Fun fact: Tonight I discovered that if I rename “
FalloutNV” to “
FalloutNV.git” … the clone will magically work from the local disk.
And that is similar to the Git protocols page, where every path of a local Git repo ends with