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Re: CVS_USER ... again

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS_USER ... again
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 22:00:21 -0400 (EDT)

Dave Morrison writes:
> I read with great interest the thread "CVS_USER" that started with this
> message back in October, 2000:
> I've never been able to override CVS' insistence on using the login name
> when writing to the history file.  There seem to be a lot of people
> interested in the topic, but CVS still doesn't do as its documentation
> claims.

Could you give an explicit citation, please?

> Derek Price's patch looks interesting, but as far as can tell,
> it hasn't been applied to the current sources. In lieu of that patch,
> could I suggest a much simpler patch that does nothing more than get CVS
> to use the CVS_USER environment variable, if it's defined, in place of
> the login name.  It's a small patch, and it may be made redundant by
> better and bigger patches, but it does do something useful.

I'm very confused.  What you're proposing has nothing whatsoever to do
with what's discussed in the thread you've cited, or with Derek's
proposed patch.  They were all concerned with the mechanics of passing
information to scripts, not with determining that information in the
first place, which seems to be your concern.  Allowing a user to claim
to be anyone he or she wants seems to me to be entirely contrary to the
idea of a revision control system maintaining reliable information about
who made each change.

-Larry Jones

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