community.general.hg – Manages Mercurial (hg) repositories

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection.

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.hg.

Synopsis

  • Manages Mercurial (hg) repositories. Supports SSH, HTTP/S and local address.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
clone
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, do not clone the repository if it does not exist locally.
dest
string / required
Absolute path of where the repository should be cloned to. This parameter is required, unless clone and update are set to no
executable
string
Path to hg executable to use. If not supplied, the normal mechanism for resolving binary paths will be used.
force
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Discards uncommitted changes. Runs hg update -C. Prior to 1.9, the default was `yes`.
purge
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Deletes untracked files. Runs hg purge.
repo
string / required
The repository address.

aliases: name
revision
string
Equivalent -r option in hg command which could be the changeset, revision number, branch name or even tag.

aliases: version
update
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
If no, do not retrieve new revisions from the origin repository

Notes

Note

  • This module does not support push capability. See https://github.com/ansible/ansible/issues/31156.

  • If the task seems to be hanging, first verify remote host is in known_hosts. SSH will prompt user to authorize the first contact with a remote host. To avoid this prompt, one solution is to add the remote host public key in /etc/ssh/ssh_known_hosts before calling the hg module, with the following command: ssh-keyscan remote_host.com >> /etc/ssh/ssh_known_hosts.

  • As per 01 Dec 2018, Bitbucket has dropped support for TLSv1 and TLSv1.1 connections. As such, if the underlying system still uses a Python version below 2.7.9, you will have issues checking out bitbucket repositories. See https://bitbucket.org/blog/deprecating-tlsv1-tlsv1-1-2018-12-01.

Examples

- name: Ensure the current working copy is inside the stable branch and deletes untracked files if any.
  community.general.hg:
    repo: https://bitbucket.org/user/repo1
    dest: /home/user/repo1
    revision: stable
    purge: yes

- name: Get information about the repository whether or not it has already been cloned locally.
  community.general.hg:
    repo: git://bitbucket.org/user/repo
    dest: /srv/checkout
    clone: no
    update: no

Authors

  • Yeukhon Wong (@yeukhon)