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Re: EmptyDir and remote repository permissions problem

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: EmptyDir and remote repository permissions problem
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 11:29:31 -0400 (EDT)

krz@confusatron.org writes:
> >Synopsis:      Receive "Cannot create_adm_p" and "Permission denied" error 
> >when using remote repository      

The problem is with CVSROOT/EmptyDir.  That directory should have been
created when you did ``cvs init'' on your repository, but perhaps your
repository is old and hasn't been re-init'ed.  (It is generally a good
idea to re-do the ``cvs init'' when you install a new version of CVS --
it is careful not to damage any existing administrative files but will
create any new or missing ones.)  If CVS finds that the directory is
missing, it will try to create it on-the-fly, but that may fail due to
permission problems, as you discovered.  Note that this is a one-time
problem -- once the directory is created, it just stays around forever
and CVS uses it as needed.  So, the simplest way to fix this problem is
to run ``cvs init'' as a user with write permission in CVSROOT.

-Larry Jones

Like I'm going to get any sleep NOW. -- Calvin

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