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Re: setuid failed: Permission denied

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: setuid failed: Permission denied
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 14:53:52 -0500 (EST)

Lu Fang writes:
> address@hidden ~
> $ cvs co CVSROOT
> setuid failed: Permission denied
> cvs checkout: authorization failed: server kaguya rejected access to 
> /home/lufan
> g/repo for user cvsuser

It's not clear whether your server is on a NT machine or a Unix-like
machine.  On Unix-like machines, you have to run the server as root
(from [x]inetd) so that it can switch to whatever user logs in.  The
"setuid failed" message indicates that the server wasn't able to change

-Larry Jones

If I was being raised in a better environment, I wouldn't
do things like that. -- Calvin

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