I've since switched companies and am no longer using RB nor Mercurial so I
can't confirm either way, sorry.

Chris


On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 3:52 PM, Wolfgang Hottgenroth <
wolfgang.hottgenr...@googlemail.com> wrote:

> This is a rather old thread, so I hope the people discussing here are
> still in the group.
> My question: reading this says to me, that reviewboard simply can not be
> used with Mercurial over ssh. And still not in 2016. Am I right here?
>
> Thanks and Cheers, Wolfgang
>
>
>
> Am Donnerstag, 19. Mai 2011 08:10:37 UTC+2 schrieb morisgi:
>>
>> AFAIK, the "hg serve --stdio" command does not start hgweb. It just
>> instruct
>> HG to start the wire protocol to listen on SSH stdin instead of a HTTP
>> socket. But the HG wire protocol has no command to retrieve a file
>> revision
>> content.
>>
>> So the solution would be to either:
>> - Implement a new wire command to retrieve a file revision on the HG
>> side.
>> There has always been some push back for such requests, so I don't see
>> that
>> happen.
>> - Implement a specialized HGSSHClient class in the hg.py of the
>> ReviewBoard
>> scmtools to would run remotely run "hg cat" command and dump the result
>> over
>> the SSH link, instead of trying to run the HG wire protocol over SSH.
>> The Pros is that this would work with any mercurial version.
>> The drawback of this solution is that you can't protect SSH accesses with
>> the
>> hg-ssh script. You would have to use a different wrapper.
>>
>> Regards.
>> Gilles.
>>
>> On Thursday 19 May 2011 01:11:37 am Chris Toomey wrote:
>> > Thanks Giles.  When I was trying to debug it I saw that it was running
>> > "hg serve" remotely on the target host over ssh, so it looked like it
>> > should thus be able to work w/ the same hgweb interface, but that's
>> > about where I got stuck trying to figure out why it wasn't working.
>> > Was that some work that was started and not completed or was I
>> > misinterpreting how it was trying to work?
>> >
>> > Chris
>> >
>> > On May 17, 10:27 pm, Gilles Moris <gilles.mo...@free.fr> wrote:
>> > > On Tuesday 17 May 2011 07:51:07 am Chris Toomey wrote:
>> > > > Hi Christian,
>> > > >
>> > > > It just has the info about the file/revision that it says it can't
>> > > > find:
>> > > >
>> > > > {"stat": "fail", "err": {"msg": "The file was not found in the
>> > > > repository", "code": 207}, "file": "webapp/zend/application/
>> > > > Bootstrap.php", "revision": "89c64afda439"}
>> > > >
>> > > > If I cd to the repository dir. on the server (the RB server and
>> > > > mercurial repository are on the same host) and execute "hg cat -r
>> > > > 89c64afda439 webapp/zend/application/Bootstrap.php" I get the
>> contents
>> > > > of that rev. of the file, which is definitely in the repository.
>> And
>> > > > again, it's able to access that rev. of the file when I use an
>> http://
>> > > > repository path in RB.
>> > > >
>> > > > Chris
>> > >
>> > > The 'hg cat' command cannot operate remotely through ssh://
>> repositories.
>> > > It works only locally. The http:// repos in RB work around that
>> using the
>> > > raw file download from the hgweb interface.
>> > > So you cannot configure a HG repo with ssh:// from ReviewBoard.
>> > > You have to use local path (or NFS/SMB) or http://. It might be
>> possible
>> > > to use https:// as well.
>> > >
>> > > Regards.
>> > > Gilles.
>>
>>
>>

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