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I just downloaded and installed the latest Ubuntu and it doesn't look like I'm used to. I don't see any Mercurial developer tools in the Ubuntu Software Center. I got on http://tortoisehg.bitbucket.org/download/index.html and it looks like it can be done, but I'm not entirely sure how. I've done some Googling but the results I keep running into are on older versions of Ubuntu. Any ideas on how I can make this happen?

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Do you know how to install packages via PPA/Launchpad? –  iglvzx Jan 24 '12 at 19:57
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Did you try sudo apt-get install tortoisehg? I tried and I could install it. And it's also in Ubuntu package list. –  Bibhas Jan 24 '12 at 20:10
    
When I install using the command I can't find how to load the application –  Webnet Jan 24 '12 at 20:44
    
Installing only tortoisehg makes you able to use it from terminal. To have the GUI of it, you have to install tortoisehg-nautilus.. –  Bibhas Jan 25 '12 at 6:55
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Yes. it's the default file explorer. But I think you're out of luck. It seems there is a bug in nautilus tortoisehg that prevents it from running in Ubuntu 11.10(Oneric), as you said Latest Ubuntu, I'm assuming that's what you're using. –  Bibhas Jan 25 '12 at 13:15
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Are you using Unity or Gnome 3? TortoiseHg is a Nautilus extension so will only work with Gnome.

There also seems to be issues being reported with TortoiseHg's compatibility with Gnome3:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=644697

https://bitbucket.org/tortoisehg/thg/issue/869/tortoisehg-nautilus-doesnt-work-at-all

Don't know whether these issues have been fixed in the latest version of TortoiseHg. It might be worth trying with the TortoiseHg PPA to get the latest version, as the version that is in the standard Ubuntu repositories tend to lag behind a bit.


Update:

There's some info here regarding it working again in 12.10.

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GUI is overrated, ubuntu includes terminal tools for svn.

type svn diff type svn checkout type svn export

much better than any GUI I've seen so far.

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-1 for not including any details as to why it's better –  Webnet Oct 13 '12 at 14:06
    
@Webnet its not ugly for the starters. All gui designs I've seen are gross. There are some mac versions which are nice, but pricey. –  Sandro Dzneladze Oct 13 '12 at 22:56
    
The question is about Mercurial, not Subversion. –  prunge Feb 21 '13 at 2:24
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