cvs connecting to server with bash

Ow Mun Heng ow.mun.heng at
Wed Apr 7 02:58:35 UTC 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces at
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces at]On Behalf Of Chadley Wilson
> Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2004 3:01 AM
> To: fedora-list
> Subject: cvs connecting to server with bash
> Trying to connect to cvs
> :pserver:anonymous at
> What am I doing wrong?
> I have visted the to try learn
> how to connect to cvs.
> I am running Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.11.5 (client/server)
> and am trying to update mozilla to run nudev
> nudev requires me to update mozilla which wants me to update via cvs.
> But I am stuck, this is what I have done so far:
> [root at localhost root]# export
> http_proxy=http://chadley:xxxxxx@
> [root at localhost root]# set CVSROOT
> :pserver:anonymous at
> [root at localhost root]# cvs checkout httpc 
> cvs checkout: No CVSROOT specified!  Please use the `-d' option
> cvs [checkout aborted]: or set the CVSROOT environment variable.
> [root at localhost root]#
> Not having any clue here this is greek to me.

Unless I'm mistaken, you can't CVS through Proxy. 
I think I've asked/googled around. Only thing I found was
references made like 5 years ago that had anything that
resembles cvs through proxy.

There was also suggestion to use desproxy to tunnel cvs
or some kind of web-bases cvs that you can use a proggie 
to sort of screen scrape. I forget.

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