Re: [Rd] rsync -> cvs down?

From: Martin Maechler <>
Date: Tue 20 Jul 2004 - 04:29:59 EST

>>>>> "Marc" == Marc Schwartz <> >>>>> on Mon, 19 Jul 2004 12:57:12 -0500 writes:

    Marc> On Mon, 2004-07-19 at 12:38, Douglas Bates wrote:
>> Marc Schwartz wrote:
>> > I am not able to access cvs via rsync today. Is the service down?
>> Yes. We should have sent email about it to r-devel but it has been a
>> hectic several days.
>> The bad news is that the newly installed machine,
>> which is also, was compromised and we had to take it
>> off the net.
>> The good news is that, thanks to heroic efforts by Martin Maechler and
>> Deepayan Sarkar, the CVS repository has been transformed to Subversion
>> and is available at (and at
>> but SSL is probably only needed by those
>> doing commits). If you have a Subversion client (see
>> - those using Windows may also want to look
>> at you can check out and update the
>> current r-devel from and the current
>> R-patched from

    Marc> Doug,

    Marc> Thanks and thanks to Martin and Deepayan!

    Marc> subversion is part of FC2 as is the svn client.

Thanks, good to know. It's also part of Debian "testing" and newer; it's *not* part of RH Enterprise though.

Installing it from source, is not hard. The important thing for the R-project though is to use "configure --with-ssl ...."
because only then you get SSL support, i.e. only then you can use https://... which is (currently) absolutely required as I just said in another message on this thread.

    Marc> Presuming that I am using the proper command:

    Marc> svn co

    Marc> Is the svn server down or is the command incorrect?

Use 'https' instead of 'http'.
This is a requirement for (on purpose).

Martin mailing list Received on Tue Jul 20 04:38:09 2004

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