CVS access failures

Shifflett, David (CIV) shifflett at
Thu Aug 28 17:44:10 UTC 2014

I am trying to build on a Fedora 19 system.
I am getting a 'connection refused' error when it tries to checkout
newlib from

It is possible that CVS is being blocked by my IT department,
I am looking into that.

Can someone confirm that the CVS server at
is up and accessible?

If CVS access is being blocked,
what alternatives do I have for getting things built?

Build command:
../source-builder/sb-set-builder --log=l-sparc.txt --prefix=$HOME/development/rtems/4.11 4.11/rtems-sparc

Tail of error log:
script: 84: cd ${build_top}
script: 85: source_dir_newlib="newlib-19-Aug-2014"
source setup: sparc-rtems4.11-gcc-4.8.3-newlib-19-Aug-2014-1: source newlib -q -D -n newlib-19-Aug-2014
Creating source directory: sources/cvs
making dir: /home/user/development/rtems/src/rtems-source-builder/rtems/sources/cvs
Creating source directory: sources/cvs/anoncvs_sourceware_org_cvs_src_newlib_19_Aug_2014
cvs: checkout: cvs:// -> sources/cvs/anoncvs_sourceware_org_cvs_src_newlib_19_Aug_2014
cmd: (/home/user/development/rtems/src/rtems-source-builder/rtems/sources/cvs/anoncvs_sourceware_org_cvs_src_newlib_19_Aug_2014) /usr/bin/cvs -z 9 -q -d :pserver:anoncvs at co -N -D 19-Aug-2014 newlib
cvs [checkout aborted]: connect to []:2401 failed: Connection refused
error: cvs command failed (['/usr/bin/cvs', '-z', '9', '-q', '-d', ':pserver:anoncvs at', 'co', '-N', '-D', '19-Aug-2014', 'newlib']): 1

I also tried to access CVS from the command line
and got the same 'connection refused' error.

THanks for any help,

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