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Re: file permissions on ',v' files

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: file permissions on ',v' files
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 16:31:57 -0500 (EST)

Jericho writes:
> I have a problem with permissions in directories under in my
> repository.  I noticed today that some files were marked with 'write'
> permission for both the file owner and group.  According to the cvs
> docs, these should only be 'read-only' and not be changed.  

That's correct; write permission is unnecessary and undesirable.

> I'm wondering if this is associated to the error users are seeing, since
> they can't commit to the repository.  They get the following messages
> when they try:
> cvs server: cannot exec (: No such file or directory
> cvs server: Pre-commit check failed
> cvs [server aborted]: correct above errors first!

No.  That error is almost certainly due to a defective commitinfo entry.

-Larry Jones

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in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us. -- Calvin

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