[LinuxBIOS] svn and firewall

Stefan Reinauer stepan at coresystems.de
Sun Sep 23 14:41:53 CEST 2007

Uwe Hermann wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 23, 2007 at 01:29:02PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
>> http://linuxbios.org/index.php/Download_LinuxBIOS says that if you are behind a
>> firewall that blocks the svn port, you can work around this by using https for
>> checkout.
>> However, in practice this doesn't really work, because at some point it will
>> run into the "fetching external item" hack for the util/ directory, and hang
>> there.
>> I would suggest removing the external item hack, and referring to the real
>> util/ URL instead.
> Interesting problem. The issue is that the svn:externals are hardcoded
> to use svn:// to grab the stuff.
> Removing the svn:externals links is probably not an option, as many
> people want to have the utilities in the v2 / v3 tree.
> But we could change the svn:externals links to always use https://
> instead of svn://. I verified that it fixes the checkout problems
> if the svn port is blocked.
But currently you cannot commit there.


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