installing mercurial on redhat/centos
mads at kiilerich.com
Wed Jun 8 04:32:18 CDT 2011
On 06/08/2011 08:53 AM, norricorp wrote:
> the download page on the mercurial site says to download on Fedora is
> # Fedora
> $ yum install mercurial
> When I try this on centos, I get no such package.
> Does centos/redhat and fedora use the same repository?
For all practical purposes, yes.
Both can use http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL that contains many of
the Fedora packages that Red Hat didn't include in their offering. That
repo do however mostly follow the Enterprise Linux policy of not
upgrading packages unless there are very compelling reasons - they will
rather backport critical fixes. Fortunately or unfortunately that means
that for EL5 they have Mercurial 1.3.1 and no reason to upgrade.
Instead I recommend installing python-docutils from EPEL and build your
own Mercurial rpms by cloning the Mercurial repository and running
More information about the Mercurial