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Re: CVS Owners / Permissions

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS Owners / Permissions
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 11:25:55 -0400 (EDT)

Pat Verner writes:
> 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"

You have to use a CVSROOT/passwd file to map every CVS user to "rcs". 
See: <>.

-Larry Jones

Wheeee. -- Calvin

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