Re: Configuring CVS to work through a proxy?

Daryl Spitzer <daryl.spitzer@...>

I found
(after doing a search for "yocto cvs proxy"). My compliments on the
thoroughness of your documentation. (I shouldn't have assumed this
wasn't already documented). It looks like these instructions will
solve my problem.


On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 10:47 AM, Daryl Spitzer <daryl.spitzer@...> wrote:
I followed the "Building an Image" instructions in the Yocto Project
Quick Start (on a newly configured machine running Ubuntu 11.04 (64
bit), and got an error.  The contents of the failure logfile is:

NOTE: fetch
NOTE: Fetch cvs://anonymous@.../cvsroot/config;module=config;method=pserver;date=20080123
cvs [checkout aborted]: connect to
failed: Connection timed out
ERROR: Function 'Fetcher failure for URL:
Unable to fetch URL
from any source.' failed

I'm guessing this problem is because I haven't configured CVS to work
through my employer's HTTP proxy.

I did a search, and didn't find any definitive instructions for
configuring CVS.  (In fact, I found, which I'm hoping
is out-of-date since it talks about a patch, which—8 years ago at
least—wasn't included in GNU CVS.  I did try defining the CVS_PROXY
environment variable as directed in that page just in case the CVS
build I'm using includes that patch—but I got the same build error.)

Can anyone point me to up-to-date instructions for configuring CVS to
work through a proxy?

And what command-line can I use to test it?


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