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

From: Dr Jaime V. Miro
Subject: Re: CVSROOT history read/write permission error (on "cvs import")
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 17:21:10 +0100

Hi Larry,

I kinda figured there were a problem with file permissions. To that end, I 
cvs 1.10 and downloaded and installed 1.11.1p. But this time, I ran the command 
"cvs init" 
as a normal user (once the user was added to "cvs" group) instead of root as 
suggested in HOWTO
( This time, 
was created by a user in the cvs group and it all works fine. I guess if root 
was also 
a group member of "cvs" it would all work fine. But I am not easy with that 

I haven't seen many postings with a reference to this problem, so I figure 
there is 
another document where a different setup is explained. Otherwise, I'll feel 
pretty dumb ... :-(

Thanks very much. The trouble has just started I guess :-)


Larry Jones wrote:
> 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
> Something COULD happen today.  And if anything DOES,
> by golly, I'm going to be ready for it! -- Calvin

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