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Re: Segmentation fault of cvs 1.11.13

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Segmentation fault of cvs 1.11.13
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 14:55:41 -0500 (EST)

Reinhard Zierke writes:
> I've an issue with a Segmentation fault of cvs 1.11.11 up to 1.11.13.
> If a parent directory of the CVS repository is accessible only but not
> readable, cvs crashes with a segmentation fault:

I've checked in a fix for this problem.  Thanks!

> Apart from that, there are valid reasons for using directories that are
> accessible but not readable.  CVS should be able to cope with this and
> not complain that it cannot read the link.

That's easier said than done.  As currently implemented, CVS counts on
being able to figure out where it is by calling getwd/getcwd, which
requires read and execute permission on all the parent directories.

-Larry Jones

I must have been delirious from having so much fun. -- Calvin

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