CVS access failures

Hesham Moustafa heshamelmatary at
Thu Aug 28 18:36:26 UTC 2014

Hi David,

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 7:44 PM, Shifflett, David (CIV)
<shifflett at> wrote:
> 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?
You may find an alternative way of building the tool-chain by
accessing this link [1] which contains rpm packages for fedora 19.
First download and run yum configure rpm [2], and then you can run
'yum install rtems-4.11-auto*' for auto-tools and 'yum install
rtems-4.11-sparc-rtems4.11-*' to install the sparc tool-chain.


Hope you find my reply useful.

> 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,
> dave
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