[GEEKY] Eclipse 3.2.1, CVS and SourceForge.net on Mac OS X

If you need this tip, it will save you a lot of time. 99% likely though, you don't need it and it will read as complete gibberish. But I feel compelled to share it because it's totally obscure and I just spent 2 hours trying to figure it out. 


  • Eclipse 3.2.1 just ceased to be able to grab code from SourceForge.net via CVS. It would give an error: "Invalid argument or cannot assign requested address"


  • Eclipse for using CVS on SourceForge requires ExtSSH (which means, use the Eclipse bundled SSH client, rather than some other utility that you have on your computer -- don't ask.)

  • Mac OS X, 10.4.9, all patches applied

  • Eclipse: 3.2.1 - brand new download


  • In Mac OS X Network settings, TCP/IP, make sure that IPv6 is configured and shows an IPv6 Address.

Thanks for listening.
Posted on January 5, 2007 and filed under Technology.