Subversion checkout failed

David Evans devans at
Tue Jul 21 23:31:41 PDT 2015

On 7/21/15 11:13 PM, semaphore45 at wrote:
> Hello MP list,
> I tried to upgrade all the outdated ports on Mac OS X 10.6, but it stopped with error:
> Error: org.macports.fetch for port libnetpbm returned: Subversion check out failed
> Please see the log file for port libnetpbm for details:
>      /opt/local/var/macports/logs/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org_release_tarballs_ports_graphics_netpbm/libnetpbm/main.log
> In said log files, it seems unable to reach the server:
> :info:fetch svn: OPTIONS of '': could not connect to server (
> I looked for past filed bugs, but nothing conclusive, as my firewall was off.
> Other suggestions?
> Regards,
> Pat
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SourceForge has been having problems with many services offline for some 
time (days).
See for details.
With respect to your particular problem, the relevant comment in 
yesterday's post is
" Work continues 24×7 on restoration of SCM (git, hg, bzr, svn, cvs) 
services ..."

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