I'm at work, behind a firewall and proxy. Pacman works fine since I configured teh gatweay setting in rc.conf, but "abs" times out when I try to run it. I successfully did a "pacman -S cvsup wget". Is there something else I need to do to get abs to work?
Or is there a place where I need to set the proxy for abs? I tried to do "man abs", and it gave me help on the absolute value function, lol.
abs is a wrapper script around cvsup. So, try the man page for cvsup. I have no experience, though, getting cvsup through a proxy. It's using port 5999, I think, and a non-proxy firewall can usually handle this protocol (at least mine can ;-) )