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I thought that Windows users could use an up-to-date howto on getting Darcs up and running. First I will show what needs to be downloaded. Then I will describe the configuration tweaks that need to be performed.

Required Downloads

Required Configuration Tweaks

  1. Create a new folder c:\bin
  2. Copy all the downloaded exe and dll files into c:\bin
  3. Rename plink.exe to ssh.exe.
  4. Rename psftp.exe to sftp.exe
  5. Rename pscp.exe to scp.exe
  6. Prepend ‘C:\bin;’ to your PATH environment variable. See my previous post on how to do this.
  7. Use PuTTYgen to generate and store your key. I recommend leaving the password blank for your key, otherwise you have to enter it every time.
  8. Copy your public ssh key (from PuTTYgen) and add it to ‘my ssh keys’ on Patch-Tag.
  9. Run Pageant and add your previously generated key (the previous link describes this as well).
  10. Voila! You are now setup to push and pull repositories with Darcs and Patch-Tag!

Thoughts

How hard is this for most of you Darcs Windows users out there? Would you be interested in an installer which sets this all up for you?

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