[GRASS-user] g.extension and spotty access to svn.osgeo.org

Brian Miles selimnairb at gmail.com
Wed May 22 17:26:30 PDT 2013

On May 22, 2013, at 7:55 PM, Hamish <hamish_b at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Brian wrote:
>> I'm trying to use g.extension to install some add-ons (one
>> of which I recently contributed), but the download fails at
>> some times/on some machines.  Just today, I was able to
>> download a particular extension on my Mac,
> so g.extension was working for you? is it GRASS 6.4.2? we've
> been looking for feedback on that; which way of calling
> g.extension? from the Terminal command line or from the wxGUI
> menu?  see  https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/854

Well it worked in that it could download the code from SVN.  The compile fails utterly on OS X, similar to the problems described in the ticket.

>> ...  Here is a typical error:
>> ...
>>> Fetching <r.findtheriver> from GRASS-Addons SVN (be patient)...
>>> svn: OPTIONS of 'http://svn.osgeo.org/grass/grass-addons/grass6/raster/r.findtheriver':
>>> could not connect to server (http://svn.osgeo.org)
>>> ERROR: GRASS Add-on r.findtheriver not found in
>> repository or no network connection or another problem
> Hi, yes it was a known problem yesterday with the server,
> MarkusN restarted Apache, hopefully it helps. If not we may
> need to reboot it.

I continue to have this problem today.

>> I also frequently experience long delays loading the GRASS
>> homepage (http://grass.osgeo.org) in a web browser.  
>> Has anyone else experienced network connectivity problems to
>> machines on the osgeo.org domain?
> Unfortunately the osgeo servers are a little bit streched
> these days, a victim of their own sucess. For me 0700 GMT +/-
> 1 hour is often bad, so if it is slow then I just go do
> something else for a while and try again later.
> Yesterday was unusual though, I have for the first time seen
> temporary "unable to connect to server" in the last week or
> two, but usually it isn't that bad.

Good to know.



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