Nov 19, 2009

Mercurial 1.4 local Installation

I've upgraded to mercurial 1.4. Mercurial is a distributed version control
system implemented mostly in python and some C modules.

You just have to extract the package downloaded.

To run the whole thing from where you extracted it, there is a special target
in the Makefile.

@echo '  local        - build for inplace usage'

If you go to the directory and make
gmake local 
All is built into the directroy. Just add the directory to your path so that
hg is found here first and the new version works.
This was no problem in OpenSolaris Build 127.