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Re: Repository file owner/group problem

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: Repository file owner/group problem
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 10:04:54 -0500

"Andrew E. Clark" wrote:
> Hi there, CVS users!
> As this is my first post, I'll explain my problem briefly -- but please
> forgive me if this issue has already cropped up in previous postings...
> The CVS repository (on a Red Hat Linux 9.0 machine) I'm administering has
> the following problem: whenever a non-cvs-administrative user commits a
> file, that file shows up in the repository as owned by that person, rather
> than cvs.  This behaviour effectively prevents anyone else from checking
> out  or committing projects to the repository, since (to my thinking) ONLY
> cvs (my cvs sysadmin user) should be writing to it.
> Although I've set up a 'cvsuser' group in /etc/group and added all active
> users to the list (NB:  we have no remote users at this time), this
> owner/group problem still persists.  Granted, I only know _some_ things
> about Linux system administration...

please make sure you have read and understand this:

And see if it helps you.

What are the permissions on your repository _directory_?
from the above info it should be something like:
ls -ld /cm/REPOSITORY/
drwxrwsr-x    7 cmadmn   cvsuser          512 Aug 18 13:19 /cm/REPOSITORY/

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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