Updating ports tree with subversion behind an http proxy server

dweimer dweimer at dweimer.net
Fri Oct 5 15:40:50 UTC 2012

On 2012-10-05 10:16, dweimer wrote:
> I am working on switching from updating my systems with csup to
> subversion, for the systems I have behind a proxy server.  When I was
> using csup, I used an SSH connection, tunneling the 5999 port through
> the proxy server.  Now that I am looking at subversion, I have found
> the ~/.subverison/servers file, edited the [global] section removed
> the comment # from the front of the http-proxy-host and
> http-proxy-port lines, and added the correct values.
> Realizing I may still have to add some configuration settings to
> allow the subversion http methods through to the proxy, I went ahead
> and tried to run a test check out command.  However it doesn't try to
> hit the proxy server, I just get an immediate no route to host error
> returned.
> I know the server has access to the proxy, I was able to use pkg_add
> with the necessary environment variables to add subversion to this
> system.  The system is a fresh clean install of FreeBSD 9.0-release,
> with only the packages added for subversion.  Looking at the proxy
> server logs the check out doesn't log anything, which leads me to
> believe that svn isn't reading its configuration file, or is simply
> ignoring the http-proxy-host and http-proxy-port lines.
> Has anyone setup one of their FreeBSD systems to use subversion
> behind an http proxy, and know what I am missing?

Never mind, turns out I was just doing something stupid, had to use svn 
co http:// instead of svn co svn://...

    Dean E. Weimer

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