While testing the ET on various Linux distributions @Steven R. Brandt found that, with some level of repeatability, checking out ExternalLibraries hosted on GitHub via svn would lead to error messages of the form
Warning: Could not checkout module ExternalLibraries/OpenBLAS svn: E170000: URL 'https://github.com/EinsteinToolkit/ExternalLibraries-OpenBLAS.git/trunk' doesn't exist
svn info on the repository URL gives:
svn info https://github.com/EinsteinToolkit/ExternalLibraries-OpenBLAS.git/trunk svn: warning: W170000: URL 'https://github.com/EinsteinToolkit/ExternalLibraries-OpenBLAS.git/trunk' non-existent in revision 233 svn: E200009: Could not display info for all targets because some targets don't exist
indicating that svn could talk to the GtiHub server, otherwise it would not know of the revision number 233, but somehow was told that there is nothing present.
This does not happen with Fedora, Centos 7, OpenSuSE, Debian and was so far only observed on Ubuntu (16.04 and 20.04) and Mint.
@Roland Haas confirmed the issue in a Ubuntu VM ruling out networking issues.
The same svn version (version 1.13.0 (r1867053)) works without problems on a Debian laptop.
If this persists we may want to switch over to git only checkouts, which seems to have worked even for GitHub, and re-investigate if the, already present,
--shallow option of GetComponents, is fully functional.