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Re: cvs server: failed to create lock directory for `/var/lib/cvs/foo' (

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: cvs server: failed to create lock directory for `/var/lib/cvs/foo' (/var/lib/cvs/foo/#cvs.lock): Permission denied
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 22:21:07 -0400 (EDT)

Jan writes:
> Also on other requests I get different Permissions denied messages. The
> directories and files in /var/lib/cvs (and this directory itself) belongs to
> root.root and cvs is in my inetd.conf as
> cvspserver      stream  tcp     nowait.400      root    /usr/sbin/tcpd
> /usr/sbin/cvs-pserver
> So.. what could I be doing wrong?

CVS only runs as root long enough to validate the client's username and
password.  Once it has done that, it switches user to run as the client
user.  Client users have to have write permission in the repository
directories in order to create lock files or you can set LockDir= in
your CVSROOT/config file to put the lock files elsewhere.

-Larry Jones

They can make me do it, but they can't make me do it with dignity. -- Calvin

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