[MacPorts] #56501: Failed to fetch pymol: Subversion check out failed

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#56501: Failed to fetch pymol: Subversion check out failed
  Reporter:  reddibharati  |      Owner:  jwhowarth
      Type:  defect        |     Status:  assigned
  Priority:  Normal        |  Milestone:
 Component:  ports         |    Version:
Resolution:                |   Keywords:
      Port:  pymol         |

Comment (by ryandesign):

 If the SourceForge svn servers are down or having problems, you'll have to
 wait until they're back up to be able to fetch and install this port.

 But firewalls and proxies sometimes balk at the extended http verbs that
 Subversion needs to use to check out.

 A workaround to that is to fetch via https instead of http. Firewalls and
 proxies cannot read the contents of the encrypted https connections, and
 therefore can't interfere with them.

 pymol and other ports that fetch from SourceForge svn used to fetch via
 https, but I changed it to http in
 [23a487d670a45f85bf17635d5bdabc5caddfc134/macports-ports] because
 SourceForge began requiring newer https encryption methods than the
 version of Subversion included with El Capitan and earlier support.

 MacPorts 2.4.4 has now been released, which uses MacPorts svn on earlier
 OS X versions, so fetching from SourceForge svn via https is no longer a
 problem. So my previous commit should be reverted.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.macports.org/ticket/56501#comment:8>
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