I am trying to check out code on a Unix box in the Z shell. When I run the following command

svn checkout https://svn.example.net/svn/trunk/source build I get the following error message:

svn: SSL is not supported

The error message is in no way informative so I'd like to see if anyone has had a similar problem and even better if they have a solution. Thanks

  • Is SSL supported if you switch to BASH?, i.e do you get the same error returned in BASH? – eyoung100 Sep 4 '14 at 15:35

If you run svn --version, you'll see that "handles 'https' scheme" is not listed. You need to recompile Subversion with SSL support (with the serf library, itself built with SSL support).

  • Adding to this, neon can also be a possible offender. See this blog – eyoung100 Sep 4 '14 at 15:40
  • @ECarterYoung This is old. One can build Subversion with either neon (for Subversion < 1.8) or serf. – vinc17 Sep 4 '14 at 15:44
  • @ECarterYoung I've edited my comment: neon is no longer supported. – vinc17 Sep 4 '14 at 15:47

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