Source archives and binary packages for various systems. See WhatsNew for information on upgrading.
1. Binary packages
Like TortoiseSVN, we recommend turning off the indexing service on the working copies and repositories, and excluding them from virus scans.
The following installers can be used from Windows XP onwards:
TortoiseHg with Windows Explorer "shell" integration all-in-one installer with TortoiseHg 2.8.1 and Mercurial 2.6.2 (alternate download: Bitbucket / CodePlex)
Mercurial-2.6.2 (32-bit py2.7) / Mercurial-2.6.2 (64-bit py2.7), installs Mercurial source as Python modules and thus requires Python 2.7 installed. This is recommended for hgweb setups and extensions with non-standard dependencies.
cygwin can install Mercurial, but the cygwin abstraction layers introduces a potential source of error and is not really recommended.
HackableMercurial is a self-contained install that allows easy hacking on the Mercurial source and testing of unreleased versions
Most of the above installers are from thg-winbuild, which has nightly builds of Mercurial and TortoiseHg.
1.2. Mac OS X
Mac OS X packages (temporary mirror)
fink - 1.2.1
macports: install with 'sudo port install mercurial' - 1.9 (on 2011-07-04)
1.3. Linux (.deb)
Ubuntu Intrepid - 1.0.1
Ubuntu Jaunty - 1.1.2
Ubuntu Karmic - 1.3.1
Ubuntu Lucid - 1.4.3
Ubuntu Maverick - 1.6.3-1
Ubuntu Natty - 1.7.5-1ubuntu1
Launchpad PPAs (carrying packages for Hardy, Lucid, Oneiric, Precise, and Quantal)
Mercurial (from 1.0 onwards) is packaged for Debian-related distributions as two packages, mercurial and mercurial-common - you only need to care about this if you are downloading .deb files for manual installation - otherwise, APT dependency handling will take care of this for you when you install mercurial.
1.4. Linux (.rpm)
Mandriva: install with urpmi mercurial - latest revision available
Fedora - latest version is available within few days after release, install with yum install '*mercurial*'
Fedora Projects EPEL for RHEL and CentOS 5: 1.3.1, install with yum install '*mercurial*'
openSUSE - latest version is available shortly after release in the devel:tools:scm repository
Ark Linux - 1.6.2
OpenPKG - 1.4
An RPM package can be built from a Mercurial source repository with contrib/buildrpm. It has currently mostly been tested on Fedora.
1.5. Linux (others)
Arch Linux - 2.6.1
Gentoo ebuild: install with emerge mercurial - 2.4.2 (2.5.1/2.6 in unstable)
T2 SDE - 1.7.2
Slackware 12.2 - 1.0.2
Optware cross compilation ipk - latest for Python 2.4 and 2.5
unixpackages.com - SPARC/Solaris 2.6-10 packages, x86/Solaris 8-10 packages - 2.3
1.9. Plan 9 from Bell Labs
To build from source, see: Plan9FromBellLabs
- Binary packages are available from fgb's contrib:
% contrib/install stallion/mercurial
2. Source packages
Check DeveloperRepos for other relevant developer repositories where you can clone the hg source.
3. Using easy_install
This method is not recommended and may conflict with other installs of Mercurial.
Mercurial can also be installed from pypi with easy_install. You will need Python and the C compiler used to build it and easy_install. easy_install might be available in a python-dev or python-setuptools-devel package for your platform or you can grab it from http://peak.telecommunity.com/DevCenter/EasyInstall.
Unable to find vcvarsall.bat fix error with mingw and install mercurial 1.7.3 with python 2.7
Create a file in C:\Python26\Lib\distutils and call it distutils.cfg [build] compiler=mingw32
With the right prerequisites you can install the latest version of Mercurial using:
easy_install -U mercurial