Does not appear to be a repository

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04 Mar, 2013 11:14 AM


I am getting an issue when trying to push an existing repository. I am using the following mecurial commands

cd existing-project
hg push

It comes up asking for username and password which i supply and then it gives the following error

comparing with
http authorization required
real URL is
'; does not appear to be an hg repository: ---%<--- (text/html; charset=utf-8)

<!DOCTYPE html>

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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Anton Gogolev on 04 Mar, 2013 04:28 PM

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    Just to double-check: what happens when you open in a browser?

  2. 2 Posted by chris.roberts on 04 Mar, 2013 04:33 PM

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    I have attached a snippy of what i get in my browser

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Anton Gogolev on 05 Mar, 2013 07:16 AM

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    Sorry for the delay.

    Could you please execute hg push --debug and post the output here?


  4. 4 Posted by chris.roberts on 05 Mar, 2013 09:11 AM

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    hg push
    .net/ --debug pushing to
    sending capabilities command
    http authorization required
    user: **********
    http auth: user ********, password ******
    real URL is requested URL: '
    =capabilities' sending between command
    sending capabilities command
    requested URL: '' capabilities: none
    requested URL: ' 00000000000000000000000-0000000000000000000000000000000000000000'
    abort: '' does not appear to be an hg repository:

    and then it displays the same as the original post

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Anton Gogolev on 07 Mar, 2013 10:04 AM

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    That's all very weird. Can we schedule a TeamViewer session to sort things out "live"? I'm ready to sign all the NDAs required.

  6. 6 Posted by chris.roberts on 08 Mar, 2013 04:08 PM

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    That would be great. Can you email me on chris.roberts(at) and we can setup a time.


  7. 7 Posted by chris.roberts on 13 Mar, 2013 02:21 PM

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    I am still having this issue. Can you email me chris.roberts(at) and we can arrange a time to sort this out?

  8. Anton Gogolev closed this discussion on 21 Mar, 2013 07:25 AM.

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