ProblemAll is well and good up to that point, however when committing the added .hgsub file things started to head south.
From the commandline (cmd) I would get an error:
abort: The system cannot find the file specifiedWhile from TortoiseHg I would not get an error. However, the expected .hgsubstate file did not get created, and thus the repository has in effect no valid sub-repositories if you try to clone it!
WorkaroundThe workaround is to do the commit of the .hgsub file from the GitBash shell instead of the regular shell or TortoiseHg, since then the .hgsubstate file will be generated. Using the GitBash shell is also mandatory for committing any change to the .hgsub file, or .hgsubstate file, as well as the initial clone of the repository.
Some googling around indicate that the issue is due to either Mercurial or TortoiseHg trying to execute the "git.exe" command (as opposed to just "git") and that this alias does not exist in the regular shell. I have not verified this, so YMMV!
MiscPotentially relevant software that is installed on the computer:
- Windows 7 x64
- TortoiseHg (2.3.1)
- Mercurial (2.1.1)
- Git (1.7.6)
- Python (2.6.6)