Connecting Fisheye to a remote Repository Location


I am trying to connect fisheye to a Mercurial remote repository, and get the error :

Unable to pull from remote repository: <DIRECTORY> - [abort: repository <DIRECTORY> not found!]

From the same PC, I can clone the remote repository (using tortoise with the same options) and once on a local directory, I can connect it with fisheye.

I have the correct right on the remote directory, the same Mercurial revision.

Any idea ?


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Nick Pellow Atlassian Team Jun 10, 2014

Some ideas to consider/check and in no particular order:

  • does the fisheye runuser have correct access to clone/read from the repo?
  • have you tried running the same command exactly that fisheye is trying to run when cloning the repo
  • what have you put in place of the URL field in the FishEye configuration screen? Does this exist?
  • for the remote repo - is it protected by password or ssh ? If so, are all your credentials in place ? ie. you've generated a key/pair in fisheye and uploaded the public key to your mercurial server ?
  • what does the Test Connection reveal in FishEye

Updated to the latest version of Fisheye.

Issue came from the service Wrapper not using the configured user.

It now works.



- The run user has the read right on the directory. Is tried with the service user set to my user also, without any success.
- The same command "C:\Mercurial\hg.exe --config ui.verbose=false clone --noupdate -r 0 \\fav19win\SRS\srs D:\FISHEYE_INST\var\tmp\hg_test_clone_1402469900574" run from the Windows console create the cloned version
- The URL field is set to \\fav19win\SRS\srs and this exists.
- There is no SSH authentification, the remote directory is read only.
- the test connection returns :

Error testing connection.
Non-zero exit code: 255
at com.atlassian.utils.process.PluggableProcessHandler.complete(
at com.atlassian.utils.process.ExternalProcessImpl.wrapUpProcess(
at com.atlassian.utils.process.ExternalProcessImpl.finish(
at com.atlassian.utils.process.ExternalProcessImpl.execute(
at com.atlassian.fisheye.dvcs.DvcsScmConfig.executeCommand(

Connection failed.

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