having trouble syncing via svn behind corporate firewall

Richard Cobbe cobbe at ccs.neu.edu
Thu Nov 14 16:52:14 PST 2013

On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 06:36:38PM -0600, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> 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

Aha!  I didn't realize that there was a third user that came into it.  I'll
give that a try tomorrow.

By the way, what does that imply for the ownership of the local work copy?
At this point, the entire tree is owned by root:admin.  Should it be owned
by macports instead?


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