Sourceforge CVS outage

Access to Sourceforge’s CVS server is currently down.  The issue appears to be known:

Hopefully it will be fixed soon.  The best recommendation at this point is to apply  workaround #2 from


6 responses to “Sourceforge CVS outage

  1. John Bollinger

    Since Sourceforge CVS came back up yesterday, I have been trying to do a fink selfupdate over CVS (my organization blocks rsync). I can connect to the server, but it’s wedged. Every 30 seconds I get a message “cvs checkout [] waiting for anoncvs_fink’s lock in /cvsroot/fink/dists”. I left it going yesterday, and it did that all night. Interrupting fink and trying again produces the same result. Is there any chance of getting this resolved soon?


  2. Talk to Sourceforge about it. We can only do that, too–we have no particular control or influence over their operations.

  3. CVS access should be fully restored.

  4. Luiz Emediato

    I am having the same problem today May 29th 2018

  5. Sourceforge discontinued CVS service in November of 2017. If you can use rsync, switch over to that.

    Otherwise, try to update your setup using “sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get dist-upgrade”.

    Depending on your OS version you might also need to download the appropriate fink-*.info from, put that file in /sw/fink/dists/local/main/finkinfo, then use “fink update fink”

    Once you’ve got a newer fink, use “fink configure” and use git instead of rsync.

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