Cap deployment painfully slow

We have a 3 environment deployment setup to Dev, Stage, and Production boxes. For some reason, the production deployment is painfully slow. It hangs on the ‘subversion is asking for a password’ line for about 4 minutes, then finally prompts… I’m running it in verbose mode but I don’t have any indication as to why this is taking so long… any ideas?


Try logging in to each machine with the user account you use for svn and then doing

svn ls path_to_your_repository

This should prompt you for the password and then cache it. The deployment shouldn’t ask for it again next time.

That’s how we do it.

One other thing I do that helps is to ensure I’m using svn export instead of svn checkout.