Because some people still use hg.
What do you do if your legacy SCM needs migrating to a new box? You can find a lot of instructions on installing Mercurial, but there are no up-to-date instructions on how to do it with nginx, uWSGI and via a socket.
This is on CentOS 7 with Mercurial 4.5, nginx 1.12.2 and uWSGI 2.0.16 installed via RPM.
A simple, basic auth nginx configuration could look like the following.
Note the UNIX socket for uWSGI. The static files are the location from the mercurial RPM.
A complete configuration for uWSGI would look like the following
Set up your
/var/www/hg. In this set-up, a minimal one would look like:
The, otherwise vanilla,
hgweb.wsgi (which also lives in
/var/www/hg) needs to refer to that file:
config = "/var/www/hg/hgweb.config"
Now put your repos under
/srv/hg/repos and Bob’s your uncle.