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Re: xinetd and CVS?

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: xinetd and CVS?
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 11:24:37 -0400 (EDT)

Thorsten Heit writes:
> Solution:
> Insert a simple "export HOME=/" into /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd and
> then restart the daemon..... *grm*

That's nearly as bad -- what you really want to do is unset $HOME.

> It was confusing me almost two days because I thought the flag "-f"
> tells cvs _not_ to read any configuration info...?

It does.  However, when CVS goes to find the user's home directory
(which it eventually does), it believes $HOME if it's set rather than
looking it up in the passwd file.

I've checked in a change to the current development version of CVS that
causes it to ignore $HOME when running in server mode.  That should
solve this problem for good; hopefully no one was actually setting $HOME
intentionally for the server.

-Larry Jones

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