Is is possible to install Mercurial on AIX system without root? I'm an ordinary user of our colleges IBM cluster and in there I fond no version control software.

Could you show a brief guide of how to build mercurial from the source code on AIX?

Update The python on the system is incomplete. When use

python setup.py install --user

to install Mercurial, I get error

"Couldn't import standard bz2 (incomplete Python install)."

I also tried to compile python 2.6.8 and get the error:

Failed to find the necessary bits to build these modules:
_sqlite3           bsddb185           dl              
imageop            linuxaudiodev      ossaudiodev     
spwd               sunaudiodev                        
To find the necessary bits, look in setup.py in detect_modules() for the module's name.

Failed to build these modules:
_bsddb             _ctypes            _curses         
_curses_panel      _tkinter           fcntl
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    Yes, you need root access to install an RPM. – Mat Mar 17 '13 at 17:10
  • Do you want Mercurial or git or both? Those are two completely different systems, with different installation steps. Please clarify your question to indicate which one(s) you want to use. – depquid Mar 18 '13 at 17:12
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    @depquid sorry for confusion, I want Mercurial. I will update the question to make it clear. – user6048 Mar 19 '13 at 1:07

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