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Re: commit error: you are unknown to this system

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: commit error: you are unknown to this system
Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 13:31:27 -0500 (EST)

Mirco Bova writes:
> we have set up the passwd file under cvsroot using aliases. eg mirco maps to
> mirco.bova which is a system user.
> as Mirco I can do checkouts mark file for editing and so on but when I try
> to commit I always get the following error:
> cvs commit -m test VAR.H (in directory C:\ciccio\prova\H\)
> cvs [server aborted]: you are unknown to this system

That means that the CVS server is running as root (which it shouldn't
be) and your CVS username isn't a valid system username.  You say mirco
maps to mirco.bova in CVSROOT/passwd, is mirco.bova just an alias for
root (i.e., uid 0)?

-Larry Jones

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