[Buildbot-devel] authenicated SVN checkouts..

John Pye john.pye at student.unsw.edu.au
Wed Jun 28 08:41:55 UTC 2006

Hi Stephan,

This brings to mind a problem that I found with subversion via HTTPS.

If you haven't used subversion before and you set buildbot to do a 
checkout, subversion sits there waiting for Buildbot to respond to a 
question along the lines of "Do you want to accept this HTTPS 
certificate from server.example.com?", to which you want to reply 
'always' or something like that.

Subversion could maybe be invoked with some kind of "answer no to all 
questions" option. This would make it fail properly, instead of timing 
out, forcing the user to go and check that the certificate was ok by 
doing a manual checkout.

If found that I needed to do the manual checkout, as you suggested here, 
in this other case as well.


Stephen Davis wrote:
> On Jun 27, 2006, at 11:59 PM, Michael March wrote:
>> I'm sure there is an obvious answer to this but.... is there an easy
>> way specify Subversion user authentication when doing an 'update' or
>> 'checkout' in the Buildbot process?
> Subversion already caches user authentication tokens so you can just  
> log in once as the user the buildbot slave is going to run as.  After  
> that, the buildbot slave will automatically have the proper credentials.
> stephen
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John Pye
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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