It took me a while to get SVN access to some projects at svn.debian.org.
It will be nice if someone can update web page contents of
Here is example with pkg-ime.
Although svn.debian.org lists for SubVersionN:
most obvious action caused as follows:
$ svn co svn://svn.debian.org/pkg-ime/
svn: Can't open file '/svn/pkg-ime/format': Permission denied
(This may be related to #debian-devel message "alioth: filesystems at
90+%, wrong perms")
Alternative URL guessing from actual absolute path:
$ svn co svn://svn.debian.org/svn/pkg-ime/
svn: Can't open file '/svn/svn/pkg-ime/format': Permission denied
Then I tried (I have write access, so svn over ssh should work)
$ svn co svn+ssh://svn.debian.org/pkg-ime/
svn: No repository found in 'svn+ssh://svn.debian.org/pkg-ime'
Of couse, svn+ssh with absolute path /svn/pkg-ime/ worked but this is
not so obvious from this svn.debian.org. But short message stating
svn+ssh requires prepending of /svn/ or change all the listed URL to be
with /svn/ may be more useful. (Assuming permission issues are gone and
symlink svn --> . works)