[PATCH stable] help/config: note 64-bit Windows registry key used with 32-bit Python

Mike Williams mrw at eandem.co.uk
Sun May 12 04:56:10 CDT 2013


# HG changeset patch
# User Mike Williams <mrw at eandem.co.uk>
# Date 1368349774 -3600
#      Sun May 12 10:09:34 2013 +0100
# Branch stable
# Node ID 469427e898a7dbd6c15f34c7c2ee655ce42e671e
# Parent  bcdfb6078b9f5bd34982ef8e2287c3837c033d92
help/config: note 64-bit Windows registry key used with 32-bit Python

Before this patch the only place that documented the use of a different
registry key was on the wiki page for installing on Windows from
sources, while most users will use a pre-packaged installer and the
supplied help files.

This patch documents in the supplied help files that an alternate
registry key is used for the installation/system configuration file when
using 32-bit Python on a 64-bit Windows.

diff --git a/mercurial/help/config.txt b/mercurial/help/config.txt
--- a/mercurial/help/config.txt
+++ b/mercurial/help/config.txt
@@ -85,6 +85,9 @@
     be read.  Mercurial checks each of these locations in the specified
     order until one or more configuration files are detected.
 
+.. note:: The registry key ``HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mercurial``
+   is used when running 32-bit Python on 64-bit Windows.
+
 Syntax
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