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[Fwd: Re: init error in Suse 10.1: cannot get working directory: File ex


From: Frank Jelinek
Subject: [Fwd: Re: init error in Suse 10.1: cannot get working directory: File exists]
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 07:19:11 +0200
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Hi Todd,

thank you for answering. Actually I made some additional tests. At first I tried your hints, but no changes. My root-home ist root-Writeable, so there is no problem.

I patched the source code to tackle the problem. Result: the xgetcwd func seems to fail. I replaced it by the native getcwd and everything works.

This could be an issue for the development mailing list, therefore I cc'ed to this list. Perhaps one of the developer could take a look at the problem, I guess that there is a platform incompatibility with the gnulib

Frank

Denniston, Todd A CIV NAVSURFWARCENDIV Crane, Code 6067 wrote:
> address@hidden wrote:
>> Hallo,
>>
>> I'm looking for help. Actually it is not my first cvs system I set up, but the problem is new to me.
>>
>> I have a Suse 10.1 root server. There I install cvs, I tried the standard yast installation (seems to install a suse-patched cvs 1.12.12) and I tried a self-compiled 1.12.13. Both results in the same problem.
>>
>> I'm logged in as root (with other users it is the same) and I try to create a new repository with the command
>>
>> cvs -d /root/cvs init
>>
>> The result is
>>
>> cvs [init aborted]: cannot get working directory: File exists
>>
>> The same result I get if I try any other command and with different user accounts. I also tried the
>>
>> cvs -t -f -d /root/cvs init
>>
>> options. Then I get
>>
>>   -> main: Session ID is L7NaPCpnLvgrC7rs
>> cvs [init aborted]: cannot get working directory: File exists
>>
>> with google etc I did not found any hint, so I hope that someone here could help me. Is there anyone who have a similiar problem? And a solution ? Or ca I tackle the problem trough changes in the source code?
>>
>> Regards
>> Frank
>>
>>
>>
>
>
> How about trying
> mkdir /tmp/opencvstest
> cvs -t -f -d /tmp/opencvstest init
>
>
> If you still get a fault, I would guess it has something to do with the new 1.12.X signing options, look in the options to turn it off[1].
>
> If it works, my guess at the reasons for fault are
> A) cvs does not work when you are root (Design/security decision of the CVS authors). > B) most Linux installs set /root/ as only readable and executable by root:root so no other user can read or write there. Thats why you often see folks putting CVSROOT in /var, /usr, or better yet /cmpartiton.
>
> [1] as mark is talking about 1.12.13.1, you probably don't have the signing problem, but just in case I mention it:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info-cvs/2007-07/msg00037.html




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