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

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Wed May 22 22:54:37 PDT 2013

On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 2:26 AM, Brian Miles <selimnairb at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 am part of the OSGeo SAC team

but hesitate to reboot the machine without agreement since many
projects are hosted there.

In any case, the trac health status can be seen here:

The GRASS/GDAL/OpenLayers/... server health is here:

Average Web accesses: 36.22/second = 3 million access per DAY.
Quite some traffic with 7 million/day as peak.

Recently some machines have to be under attack from spam farms
as well. We need to understand what happens there.

I'll try to investigate more,


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