[SciPy-user] scipy install fails: numpy.ndarray

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 19:09:21 CST 2006

James K. Gruetzner wrote:
> Thanks for the info.  I've never used subversion before, but the 
> indicated statement gives an error---I presume due to firewall 
> restrictions.  Alas.  There may be a way to get past it, but I don't 
> know how yet.
> $ svn co http://svn.scipy.org/svn/numpy/trunk numpy
> svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/svn/numpy/trunk'
> svn: PROPFIND of '/svn/numpy/trunk': could not connect to server 
> (http://svn.scipy.org)

The server seems to be working for me, so I don't think that's the problem. Do
you have to use a proxy for outgoing HTTP connections? If so, can you try the
steps given here (found by haphazard Googling, so there may be better resources
sitting around somewhere):


"""Access through a proxy

The Subversion client can go through a proxy, if you configure it to do so.
First, edit your "servers" configuration file to indicate which proxy to use.
The files location depends on your operating system. On Linux or Unix it is
located in the directory "~/.subversion". On Windows it is in
"%APPDATA%\Subversion". (Try "echo %APPDATA%", note this is a hidden directory.)

There are comments in the file explaining what to do. If you don't have that
file, get the latest Subversion client and run any command; this will cause the
configuration directory and template files to be created.

Example : Edit the 'servers' file and add something like :

      http-proxy-host = your.proxy.name
      http-proxy-port = 3128

Robert Kern
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