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Old 04-21-2008, 07:23 PM
Markus Heinz
Default FYI: Solution (was: Problem with svn: cannot checkout xfburn sources)


On Sun, 20 Apr 2008 20:07:48 +0200
Markus Heinz <markus.heinz@uni-dortmund.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> On Sun, 20 Apr 2008 19:13:03 +0200
> Predrag Ivanovic <predivan@nadlanu.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, 20 Apr 2008 16:58:16 +0200
> > Markus Heinz wrote:
> >
> > > Hello,
> > Hi, Markus.
> > > for a few days now I am trying to update the xfburn port on my
> > > Crux 2.4 system. All other ports are up to date. It always hangs
> > > while running the svn checkout command until I kill -9 the svn
> > > process. Exactly it hangs after creating the .svn directory
> > > under /usr/ports/xfce/xfburn/work/src/xfburn.
> > [...]
> > It works fine here.
> >
> > > I have rebuilt the subversion port and all of its dependencies
> > > without a change of the behaviour of the svn checkout command in
> > > the xfburn port.
> > >
> > > I have asked someone else with a different system (Mac OS X) to
> > > checkout the xfburn sources with the same command as in the xfburn
> > > port. He could check out the sources without a problem.
> >
> > Have you tried to to use svn to checkout something else from Xfce
> > repo i.e 'svn co http://svn.xfce.org/svn/xfce/squeeze/ trunk' or
> > from any other project?
> I have run the above command and it hang too after retrivieng the .svn
> folder.
> > > I have no clue where else to search for the cause. Can anyone
> > > please help me?
> >
> > I uploaded xfburn sources tarball here[1], so you can build a port,
> > and later you can check if 'svn update' works.
> Thanks. At least I could build the port with the tarball. But running
> an update in the xfburn folder did hang too.
> Here some background information: I have installed the Gnome ports
> from the Gnome repository in order be able to use Zattoo for which I
> have created some ports too. Before installing Gnome I could run the
> svn commands without problems. But now it does not work anymore.
> Until now I do not see a relation between installing Gnome and Zattoo
> and svn ceasing to function.

Here is the solution of this mystery:

1. This is no problem of Crux Linux
2. This is no problem of subversion
3. This is no problem of my particular install

The cause of the problem is as follows: svn needs some HTTP methods
which are not supported by all proxy servers. (Thanks to Jose V Beneyto
for pointing this out.) I do not have configured a proxy server on my
system. But my ISP seems to force all HTTP traffic through a
transparent proxy. And this transparent proxy does not support all
necessary HTTP methods. I have tried to run the svn command when
connected with a different ISP and it worked flawlessly. I will now
contact my ISP to change his proxy settings.


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