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Re: CVS administrative files

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: CVS administrative files
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 09:47:30 -0500

"Derek R. Price" wrote:

> irina sturm wrote:
> >         - What should I do with the CVSROOT/*
> >         files? As people may need to create
> >         their own aliases, or whatever other
> >         modifications to do on them, I decide
> >         to leave them on free access to everybody.
> >         I don't know what the impact of this
> >         would be. Should only the manager access
> >         them?
> How often do they need to access them (can you handle the
> requests)?  Are there security concerns with others changing the passwd
> file to grant themselves root privledges?  If there are no security
> concerns, you can always back out errors in the admin files...

You should back the repository up frequently in any case.  This makes it much
easier to recover from what might otherwise be much more serious mistakes.


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
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