I park in the #mercurial IRC channel a lot to answer the easy questions, and on that comes up often is, "How can I create a remote repository over HTTP?". The answer is: "You can't.".
Mercurial allows you to create a repository remotely using ssh with a command line like this:
hg clone localrepo ssh://host//abs/path
but there's no way to do that over HTTP using either hg serve or hgweb behind Apache.
I kept telling people it would be a very easy CGI to write, so a few months back I put my time where my mouth was and did it.:
#!/bin/sh echo -n -e "Content-Type: text/plain\n\n" mkdir -p /my/repos/$PATH_INFO cd /my/repos/$PATH_INFO hg init
That gets saved in unsafecreate.cgi and pointed to by Apache like this:
ScriptAlias /unsafecreate /path/to/unsafecreate.cgi
and you can remotely invoke it like this:
That's littered with warning about its lack of safety and bad administrative practices because you're pretty much begging for someone to do this:
Which is not going to be pretty, but on a LAN maybe it's a risk you can live with. Me? I just use ssh.
At the time I first suggested this someone chimed in with a cleaned up version in the original pastie, but it's no safer.
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