[Python-Dev] Subversion instructions

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Aug 23 12:38:05 CEST 2005

As some people have been struggling with svn+ssh, I wrote
a few instructions at


The main issues people have been struggling with are:

- you really should use an agent, or else you have to
  type the private key passphrase three times on checkout

- on windows, putty works fine, but you really should use
  the agent (pageant), or else plink might not find your
  key. Also, if you use Putty profiles, make sure to add
  the user name (pythondev) into the profile

- we need SSH2 keys; SSH1 is disabled on svn.python.org.
  Some of you had been using SSH1 keys on sf.net all these
  years; you will need to generate SSH2 keys.


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