CVS access failures

David Shifflett shifflett at
Fri Aug 29 15:49:08 UTC 2014


Thanks for your efforts.

I still haven't been able to determine if my IT department is blocking CVS.

Can you confirm that you can access the CVS server at

When I try 'cvs -z 9 -d :pserver:anoncvs at login'
I get a prompt to enter a password 'anoncvs',
but then I get a 'connection refused' error.


On 8/28/14 6:05 PM, Chris Johns wrote:
> On 29/08/2014 3:46 am, Federico Casares wrote:
>> Same error happens to me yesterday... IT block :P
> Ouch.
>> regards
>> On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 2:44 PM, Shifflett, David (CIV)
>> <shifflett at <mailto: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?
> I will figure out a suitable work around using the user macro feature.
> Joel, I think we need to consider a CVS snapshot approach. Newlib seems
> stable and doing this gets us back to http or ftp get.
> Chris

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