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RE: permissions for /tmp (was Permission denied when using CVS remotely)

From: Kris Thielemans
Subject: RE: permissions for /tmp (was Permission denied when using CVS remotely)
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 10:24:04 +0100

Dear Larry,

yes, that was the reason for my problem. Looks like the the next version of
cvs can use even more informative error messages...

Many many thanks,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Jones [mailto:address@hidden
> Kris Thielemans writes:
> >
> > $ cvs -t update
> > cvs update: notice: main loop with CVSROOT=parapet:/usr/local/cvsroot
> >  -> Starting server: rsh parapetcvs server
> > cannot create_adm_p /tmp/cvs-serv24426/PPhead
> > Permission denied
> The most likely cause of this problem is that $CVSROOT/CVSROOT/Emptydir
> doesn't exist and the user running the command doesn't have sufficient
> permission to create it.  For reasonably recent releases of CVS, doing a
> ``cvs init'' as a user that has write permission in $CVSROOT/CVSROOT
> will create it (it's always a good idea to re-init your repository when
> you install a new release of CVS; that creates any new administrative
> files and is very careful to preserve the existing ones).  If you have
> an old release of CVS you can create that directory by hand (although
> you really ought to upgrade, instead).
> -Larry Jones

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