In the following examples i will use the scm-cli-client to create the repositories, but you can also use the web interface to create the repositories.
The best way to use subrepositories with scm-manager is the following. Create a main repository and for each subrepository a mercurial repository in scm-manager. Than add the subrepositories with the complete url to the .hgsub file.
java -jar scm-cli-client.jar create-repository -t hg -n main java -jar scm-cli-client.jar create-repository -t hg -n module-1 java -jar scm-cli-client.jar create-repository -t hg -n module-2 hg clone http://localhost:8081/scm/hg/main cd main echo 'module-1 = http://localhost:8081/scm/hg/module-1' > .hgsub echo 'module-2 = http://localhost:8081/scm/hg/module-2' >> .hgsub hg add .hgsub hg commit -m 'added module-1 and module-2 as subrepositories' hg push
If you already have nested repositories, you have to redirect the nested repository to a real scm-manager repository. This work is done by the scm-hgnested-plugin. Install the scm-hgnested-plugin from the plugin-center (requires scm-manager version 1.10 or higher). Create a repository for the main repository and for each nested repository. Configure the scm-hgnested-plugin as shown here: