How to access git respository using tortoisehg

Hi,

I'm using windows 7 64 bit and of course TortoiseHG 64bit. I created a git repository in bitbucket but I'm not able to access it.

I followed a couple of instructions on the internet about using TortoiseHG to access a git repo. So far it works (at least for unsecured repos) but it always fail when I tried to access my private repository in github over ssh.

I really do hope someone can help me point what I'm missing here or is there special behavior in bitbucket that I need to know?

Regards,

Harold

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Paul Greig Atlassian Team Feb 07, 2013

Hi Harold,

It seems as though you need to set-up the private repository to use the SSH protocol, the following guide has some great examples to guide through the complete process: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Set+up+SSH+for+Git

Cheers,

Paul

Hi,

Thanks for the prompt response.

I actually have other repositories in bitbucket but they're are Mercurial. I have no problems accessing Mercurial repository over SSH as well as the SSH key i've registered. The trouble I'm having right now is accessing a git repository over SSH.

Can you clarify this statement:

but it always fail when I tried to access my private repository in github over ssh

Are you using Bitbucket or GitHub? Also, what does your ~/.ssh/config look like for Bitbucket? What about your git config? Can you paste the psuedo or real output of what those files look like here?

Hi,

I made some some testing. And it's probably easier to explain in the following manner:

TortoiseGit + GitHub Git Private repo (via ssh) = OK

TortoiseHG + HGGit + GitHub Git Public repo (no ssh) = OK

TortoiseHG + HGGit + GitHub Git Private repo (via ssh) = NOT OK

TortoiseHG + GitHub Mercual Private Repo (via ssh) = OK

It seems that TortoiseHG with the HGGit plug-in doesn't utilise Pageant to authenticate SSH access. I keep getting a message that there's no such repository. However, for plain vanilla TortoiseHG and GitHub Mercurial repo, it works ok via SSH.

Ok, i finally got it!

Just for the record the URL https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Set+up+SSH+for+Git is what I was using for a guide before plus a couple more other forums.

But now it turns out that I'm just missing the "git+" in front of the "ssh://git@bitbucket...". So it must read "git+ssh://git@bitbucket.com/...", not "ssh://...", not "git://..." and not even "ssh+git://...". This is the part that's not mentioned in the above-mentioned URL.

The "git+" thingy is application or plug-in specific and it's mentioned here: http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/HgGit

This is really kind of a relief. I did my first attempt to make this work three months ago and set it aside coz I couldn't figure it out.

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