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Re: cvsignore problem

From: Donald Sharp
Subject: Re: cvsignore problem
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 21:24:51 -0400
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Check the documentation:

On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 06:00:32PM -0700, Schwenk, Jeanie wrote:
> When I try to checkout (from WinCVS.  Repository is on unix box.) I get this
> error:
> cvs server: cannot open /homeroot/.cvsignore: Permission denied
> Note 1:  /homeroot is the actually home directory for the unix user root.
> Note 2:  I am not root.  I am cvsadmin and the entire software was installed
> as cvsadmin (except where root was needed).
> Questions:
> 1.  Is the cvsignore file required?  The documentation 
>     did not state that explicitly.  
> 2.  Where does it belong on unix and the pc?  
> 3.  Does it need to be on both?  
> 4.  Why is it going to the /etc/passwd file and using 
>     root's home directory as a starting point?  
> Initially, I had this problem on the unix side as well.  But I added a
> passwd, readers and writers files to CVSROOT.  I have no problems as any
> user on the unix box now where as I was getting this problem on both unix
> and windows before.  Is it something particular to the windows side?
> I have been fighting this all day and am making no progress.  Please help!
> Jeanie
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