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Re: cvs server: could not open output file: Permission denied,subsidiary
Re: cvs server: could not open output file: Permission denied,subsidiary diff failed
Thu, 26 Jul 2001 13:27:57 -0700
Tom Andersen wrote:
> CVS info readers,
> I thought that this may be of value to people with the same problem as we
> had on our CVS install. The solution which I eventually found was not at all
> easy to find. Posting it here as well as where I got it from (
> address@hidden) should help more search engines see it.
> Thanks, we tracked it down:
> cvs ci/co use /tmp for temporary file, but the merge uses /var/tmp and that
> one had the permissions changed.
> So I found that var/tmp needed to have a chmod done on it to allow the users
> coming in to read/write to it. It had been changed during an update to the
I'm surprised that other things didn't break, since I can't imagine a
system in which /var/tmp wasn't world writable. From my RH 6.2 Linux
drwxrwxrwt 2 root root 1024 Jul 26 08:27 /var/tmp
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