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Mike

20 Dec, 2011 12:35 PM

Hi
I am trying to Create a new Repository.
I open MacHg (I dont see the words' Repository' in the lefthand top pane, only words 'view' just above)
then click 'create a new repository and choose shortname=htdocs, local path=/Applications/MAMP/htdocs .
a green tick indicates a repository exists
If I click Manage Repository, then it just goes back to 'Welcome to MacHg' it just starts again asking again to Create Repository.

I tried dragging a folder into the left pane as well, but same problem

What I I missing doing wrong as I cant get past this step

Thanks
Mike

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by jason on 20 Dec, 2011 01:30 PM

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    That's really weird. That is what you should be doing. You have the latest version of MacHg right? What version of OSX are you on?

    Can you try that with a test folder with say a couple of text files inside it somewhere else besides the applications folder?

    Since it is saying "Manage Repository" it means you have previously set up a repository there or it thinks you have.

    (If somehow MacHg or something else created a repository there you can remove the underlying thing it created and you can type the following into the terminal

    rm -r /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/.hg

    (This WILL really delete the underlying repository.)

    Can you experiment with this. That sounds semi serious and I will like to know if there is a real problem here on a specific machine / setup / configuration. You have watched the screen cast right?

    Thanks,
    Jason

  2. jason closed this discussion on 20 Dec, 2011 01:30 PM.

  3. Mike re-opened this discussion on 20 Dec, 2011 03:30 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Mike on 20 Dec, 2011 03:30 PM

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    > Hi jason
    >
    > That's really weird. That is what you should be doing. You have the latest
    > version of MacHg right? What version of OSX are you on?
    > OSX 10.6.8
    > MacHg 0.9.25
    >
    > Can you try that with a test folder with say a couple of text files inside it
    > somewhere else besides the applications folder?
    > did that
    > still didn¹t work
    > This is the complete folder (zip attached), it has created a whole lot of
    > files, but there is no mention of it in the left top pane.
    > I seem to remember that you had the words Œrepository¹ in this pane in the
    > screen cast
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > what¹s interesting on 1st launching the MacHg program, I started it in error
    > from my download folder.
    > I then closed MacHg, and moved it to the main Apps folder, but then it would
    > not show itself although it was running as I could see the top command line on
    > the screen.
    > After trying to re-start MacHg many times, eventually the start-up window
    > showed itself.
    >
    >
    > Since it is saying "Manage Repository" it means you have previously set up a
    > repository there or it thinks you have.
    > They where hidden so I had not seen them until I unhid all extention
    >
    >
    > (If somehow MacHg or something else created a repository there you can remove
    > the underlying thing it created and you can type the following into the
    > terminal
    >
    > `rm -r /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/.hg`
    >
    > (This WILL really delete the underlying repository.)
    >
    > Can you experiment with this. That sounds semi serious and I will like to know
    > if there is a real problem here on a specific machine / setup / configuration.
    > You have watched the screen cast right?
    > yes, I did ­ it looked very straight forward and well done
    >
    > Regards
    > Mike
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Jason
    >
    > View this Discussion online:
    > http://machghelp.jasonfharris.com/discussions/questions/60-new-to-machg
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    >
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  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by jason on 20 Dec, 2011 05:00 PM

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    Yes that screen shot looks very wrong. I am guessing somehow MacHg got corrupted in the drag to the applications folder or something. MacHg should be able to be run from anywhere eg the downloads folder is fine...

    (BTW 10.6.8 and 0.9.25 should be just fine...)

    But this is just really strange... So can I get you to delete the copy of MacHg from applications. execute:

    `rm -r "~/Library/Application Support/MacHg"

    restart your machine to make sure any background lurking processes are dead. re download MacHg and put it where you want it and try this whole process again? I wish I could see this live...

    Thanks!
    Jason

  6. 4 Posted by Mike on 21 Dec, 2011 05:29 AM

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    > Hi Jason
    >
    > This is what I did
    >
    > 1. re-downloaded from your site ­ no difference
    > 2. removed manually the folder ~/Library/Application Support/MacHg
    > 3. copied the app to application
    > 4. started app and the repository now show in the left pane, and I could drag
    > my test folder to it
    > 5. so it now working and I must run you screen cast again to learn how you use
    > it
    >
    > I guess when I 1st opened the app and then moved it to a new location caused
    > the problem. Perhaps you shoul warn new users of this issue.
    > I have attached the zipped folder prior to deleting it from the library
    > folder, maybe you can see what was the issue
    >
    > many thanks for you prompt support
    >
    > Regards
    > Mike
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >

  7. 5 Posted by Ky on 26 Jan, 2012 02:50 AM

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    I had this exact same problem but after finding this in the support was able to get it resolved as well by following these steps. It is working splendidly now but just thought i would let you know it wasn't an isolated incident. Now that it is working I really like it. well done on the program!

  8. Support Staff 6 Posted by jason on 26 Jan, 2012 09:32 AM

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    Thanks for the update Ky! I'll make this a general knowledge base item!

    Cheers,
    Jason

  9. jason closed this discussion on 26 Jan, 2012 09:32 AM.

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