Mike McGrath mmcgrath at redhat.com
Sun Jul 8 02:35:02 UTC 2007

Mike McGrath wrote:
> seth vidal wrote:
>> It seems like git and hg play just fine with a simple http server w/o
>> needing a special cgi to access them. Or am I missing something?
> After a bit of experimentation seth and I have discovered that git 
> will work fine over just a static http site, mercurial doesn't appear 
> to.  The thing about all of this is that hosting SCM's was never 
> really a design requirement for fedorapeople.org.  Its not even live 
> yet and we're falling into "Give them an inch and they'll take a mile" :)
> We're basically allowing shell access to the public here and its the 
> first time our group has attempted anything like this.  I'm fine with 
> taking baby steps.  Using rsync will serve our purposes though it is a 
> bit nasty.  After we've got all the initial bugs out of our system and 
> know exactly what type of load and use the box is getting lets talk 
> about this again.  I have to say being able to host these things is 
> very handy, but it does have a cost.
> One of the guys in #mercurial suggested sshfs or httpfs as 
> alternatives for now.
Spoke too soon.  This appears to work:

hg clone static-http://mmcgrath.fedorapeople.org/project.hg/test/


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