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 the official TortoiseHG site 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?

  • 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
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    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

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:



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.


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


The official TortoiseHG site still points to https://launchpad.net/~tortoisehg-ppa But this PPA is no longer supported, the author has also removed all files from it. So we have to stick with the old version in official repos, or get the deb from them and update by hand.

Any new PPA manteiner out there?

  • This is not an answer to the original question. If you have a new question please ask your own question (referencing this one for context if it helps). – DavidPostill Oct 18 '16 at 8:46

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