[Python-Dev] Conversion to Subversion is complete

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Oct 29 00:14:53 CEST 2005

Brett Cannon wrote:
> I have started a svn section in the dev FAQ
> (http://www.python.org/dev/devfaq.html) pertaining to checking out a
> project from the repository and other stuff discussed so far.  If
> something is not clear or people feel a step is missing, let me know.

One think that should be carried over from svn.ht is how to setup
Putty on Windows. The issue is that subversion will look for a ssh
binary in its path, and if there is none, it fails. Saying

ssh="c:/program files/putty/plink.exe" -T

in subversion's config file does the trick (see svn.html).

If you use a different SSH client, you need to adjust the configuration
accordingly. FYI, -T specifies to not allocate a terminal.

plink has the nice feature of giving GUI feedback if there is no
terminal for interactive feedback (such as whether the remote key
is trusted). This makes it useful for TortoiseSVN.


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