[LinuxBIOS] svn and firewall

Robert Millan rmh at aybabtu.com
Sun Sep 23 15:53:10 CEST 2007

On Sun, Sep 23, 2007 at 02:40:30PM +0200, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> 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.
> >   
> Ouch. Should we completely switch over to https/webdav maybe?

I think it's unnecessary.  Currently, you can fetch any of the dirs
(LinuxBIOSv2, LinuxBIOSv3, util) through either of these methods, it is
only the "external item" hack that breaks this flexibility.

> > I would suggest removing the external item hack, and referring to the real
> > util/ URL instead.
> >   
> What do you mean by "referring"?

I mean telling users (in the wiki) to do:

  svn co svn://linuxbios.org/repos/trunk/util

for normal setups and:

  svn co https://linuxbios.org/svn/trunk/util

for firewalled setups.

Robert Millan

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