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Subject: Re: Help please, from newbie developer
From: Brian Wolven (
Date: 2004-05-02

David H. Straayer wrote:
> OK, I've decided to bite the bullet and start trying to
> implement my ideas for "review" and timed recording.
> I'm trying to get to the point where I can do my first build,
> and have run into a couple of small glitches.
> Let me first say that Roland's page at
> is very good. I ran
> through steps 1-7 without any problems, and have a fine bunch of
> directories; got to my BASH prompt OK.
> Step 8, getting the source, was the first sign of trouble. I'm
> pretty sure that my firewall is getting in the way, I'm getting
> timeout errors from CVS. I'm not sure what ports to open up in
> my firewall, so I decided to punt and download
> rockbox-2.2.tar.gz, which I did. But I'm not sure how to unpack
> it, as bzip2 doesn't seem to like the extension .gz.
> Also, I seem to have a Rockbox directory as C:\Cygwin\rockbox,
> with a lot of subdirectories, and another as
> C:\Cygwin\home\rockbox, with just a .cvspass file in it.
> I have used a lot of different development systems under a lot
> of different operating systems over the decades, but not much
> under Unix, and no Unix lately. So I'm a little rusty on Unix's
> ever-so-intuitive commands :-)
> I suspect that I'm going to have to figure out the IRC stuff and
> get on that channel.
> Any suggestions?

Did you see this post? Perhaps that's the problem with CVS.">news://


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