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Re: root can't commit?

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: root can't commit?
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 19:17:04 -0500 (EST)

[ On Sunday, March 9, 2003 at 01:43:09 (+0200), Ali Dada wrote: ]
> Subject: root can't commit?
> sorry if i'm posting this again but i'm not sure if the first post worked (i 
> didn't see the post nor a reply)

See below for a possible reason.

> is there something that forbids the root from committing to CVS? because when 
> i am logged on as root and try to commit cvs gives an error message saying 
> something like 'root' is not allowed to commit

Common sense and long-standing good security practices prevent people
from doing things as 'root' that they don't absolutely have to do.

> other users can!

Then nothing's wrong.  :-)

> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

Please DO NOT EVER send HTML, rich text, or otherwise stylized e-mail,
especially not to me or to any public mailing list.  Not all mail
readers will recognize such formats, and their added volume is generally
a total waste of bandwidth, storage, and processing power for everyone.
HTML in particular is a potential security threat and many firewalls and
some mailing lists filter it entirely -- especially since CERT and
Microsoft have jointly anounced a very major flaw in the HTML rendering
engine used in all Microsoft products (in versions still widely in use,
and which isn't even properly fixed in the most recent releases).

For more information see, for instance, the following articles:

Please send all your messages as plain text only.

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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