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Re: Why can't root check in files?

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Why can't root check in files?
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 14:42:16 -0400 (EDT)

address@hidden writes:
> cvs [commit aborted]: cannot commit files as 'root'
> Can someone explain this to me, please?  It's a major problem for me.
> I had a look through the FAQ and the cvs document, but could find no
> mention of it.

Here's what the current development version of the manual has to say:

        When committing a permanent change, CVS makes a log entry of who
        committed the change.  If you are committing the change logged
        in as "root" (not under "su" or other root-priv giving program),
        CVS cannot determine who is actually making the change. As such,
        by default, CVS disallows changes to be committed by users
        logged in as "root".  (You can disable this option by commenting
        out the definition of CVS_BADROOT in 'options.h' before building

-Larry Jones

See, it all makes sense.  See?  See??  They never see. -- Calvin

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