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From: hackaton
Subject: cannot stop "cvs import"
Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 19:25:31 -0700 (PDT)

For those who are using for access control will find that has no use against "cvs import", since "cvs import" does not
require commit at all and commitinfo(and so as never get
called. You may receive complaint about conflicts on existing files but new
files or directories will just bypass and go straight to the
main branch (and 1.1.1 branch). As import can handle many files at once, it
may hard to recover this if you just "accidentally" call "cvs import". 

I found there was a patch get posted a few years ago , it adds checking like commitinfo
for "cvs import" but never make it to the mainline of CVS.

readers/writers files seem to be the only thing that can stop "cvs import"
but its use is very restrictive (that is why we use at the first

Any thought you can share about better access control the CVS repository?

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