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Re: [Feature] partial read-only access to CVS repository

From: Dieter Maurer
Subject: Re: [Feature] partial read-only access to CVS repository
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 18:46:20 +0200

Larry Jones wrote at 2003-9-18 11:20 -0400:
 > Dieter Maurer writes:
 > > 
 > > While "pserver" provides a flexible way to specify read-only
 > > access to a complete repository, there is no concept of
 > > "read-only" access to parts of the repository with "write" access
 > > to a different part.
 > Of course there is -- just set the permissions on the repository
 > directories so that people who are allowed to write have write
 > permission, people who are only allowed to read have read (and execute)
 > permission, and people who are not allowed any access at all have no
 > permission.

I would be happy, if it were this easy.

However, CVS requires directory write permission for reading
files in a directory. This is because it wants to put
a lock file in this directory.


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