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CVS Owners / Permissions

From: Pat Verner
Subject: CVS Owners / Permissions
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 10:07:01 +0200

I have been using CVS 1.10 for some time, over a number of projects using both CVS and WinCVS clients. Authentication is using pserver; the server is running on a Linux box using inetd, which is configured to start the server as user "rcs" in group "cvs". This combination exists partly for historical reasons, and partly for security reasons - I do not want the repository owned by root.

The present server is however running out of steam, and I am in the process of setting up a new server, this time using CVS-1.11.1p1. If I try to start the server in the same way as on the old server, as user rcs/cvs, the any cvs command gives me the error "setgid failed: Operation not permitted"

After trying various combinations, it appears that the server will ONLY run correctly as root :-(
1)  Is this a deliberate change?
2) Is it possible to revert to the previous mode by means of configuration options in building?

At this point I seem to have two options - revert to the older 1.10 version or create a chrooted environment for the server, neither of which particularly appeal to me.

Your advice will be appreciated.


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