having trouble syncing via svn behind corporate firewall

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Thu Nov 14 16:36:38 PST 2013

On Nov 14, 2013, at 18:30, Richard Cobbe wrote:

> I'm having some difficulty syncing the latest macports package list via svn
> on a MacMini (10.8.5, XCode 5.latest) that's running behind a corporate
> firewall that blocks rsync.

The log says:

svn: E175002: OPTIONS of 'https://svn.macports.org/repository/macports/trunk/dports': could not connect to server (https://svn.macports.org)

> I followed the directions at
> <http://trac.macports.org/wiki/howto/SyncingWithSVN>, and after modifying
> both ~/.subversion/servers and ~root/.subversion/servers to use the
> corporate http proxy, I was able to perform the initial checkout with no
> problem.

These settings are likely not taking effect, when MacPorts is running the svn command.

You could try copying your ~/.subversion/servers file to /opt/local/var/macports/home/.subversion/servers

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