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

Benjamin Peterson musiccomposition at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 01:18:33 CEST 2008

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 6:08 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
> 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.

Or you could download a tarball snapshot: http://svn.python.org/snapshots/

> -Brett
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