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Installation Problem

From: Gareth Lee
Subject: Installation Problem
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2000 16:38:45 +0800

I am having a problem accessing cvs using pserver on a Linux
platform.  I think that I have setup the /etc/services and
/etc/inetd.conf correctly (and restarted inetd etc...) since
I am able to login without error from a win-95 client using
command line cvs tools.  I also have another working CVS
server (running IRIX) against which I can compare the

However when I try to checkout I get an error reported on
the client and the operation aborts:

cvs server: cannot open /root/.cvsignore: Permission denied
cvs [server aborted]: can't chdir(/root): Permission denied

The cvs daemon runs as root and should therefore have read/
write acess to the CVS directory (and it's home directory).

The server is currently able to export the CVS directory using 
samba and when I set CVSROOT as "\\server\share\cvs" cvs
appears to work correctly (I can check out and commit work).

I have tested my client configuraton against another CVS
server using pserver and it works correctly, which in
combination with the error message suggests that this is a
server side fault?

I am running cvs version 1.10.5 on the client (windows 95) pc
and cvs version 1.10.7 which was installed as a part of RedHat

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Best Regards,

Gareth Lee.
Centre for Intelligent Information Processing Systems
Dept. of Electrical & Electronic Eng.  office: +61 (8) 9380 1768
The University of Western Australia       lab: +61 (8) 9380 3592
Perth, WA 6907, Australia.          facsimile: +61 (8) 9380 1168

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