[Python-Dev] HTTPS read-only SVN access is denied?

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Thu Sep 4 01:08:59 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 3:39 PM, techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 6:08 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
>> As a workaround, if you only need read-only access, you can use the Mercurial
>> mirrors which should work through your proxy (AFAIK Mercurial only uses GET and
>> POST).
>> Type "hg clone http://code.python.org/hg/trunk/" or "hg clone
>> http://code.python.org/hg/branches/py3k" depending on what you need exactly.
> I do not need the whole branch - only a small subset of files related
> to distutils. I know that bazaar can't do partial checkouts - it can
> only fetch the whole branch. What about mercurial?
> And why not to setup HTTPS for anonymous read and authorized write
> access? It is not that hard to do and will solve many problems with
> proxies.

Because it requires setting up a certificate. You can use HTTP to do a
read-only checkout.


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