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Re: CVSROOT history read/write permission error (on "cvs import")

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVSROOT history read/write permission error (on "cvs import")
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 11:55:42 -0400 (EDT)

Dr Jaime V. Miro writes:
> According to HOWTO, import is executed as a normal user, whereas $CVROOT
> (under which the repository is installed) and files under have got 
> root permissions only (o/g/u), which is the way it was installed. 
> I can see why is giving me the permission error, but I did everything 
> "by the book", or so I believe. I could manually change permissions to 
> $CVSROOT and it might work, but I'd rather not. I am sure there is a 
> reasonable explanation and solution.

HOWTO is wrong or you misunderstood it.  See the manual:

Note that in $CVSROOT/CVSROOT, both the history file and the val-tags
file should be world writable.

-Larry Jones

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by golly, I'm going to be ready for it! -- Calvin

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