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Re: can't commit! permissions question

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: can't commit! permissions question
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 10:56:13 -0400

"Schwenk, Jeanie" wrote:

> I've included two examples below complete with error messages.  The first is
> me logged into cvs as user cvsadmin in the cvsgrp group.  There are two
> modules:  rat and DEV.  The second example is me logged in as user jschwenk
> in the users group.  Unfortunately, I did not set up the initial repository
> nor did I install cvs.  Are the files supposed to be read-only?

Yes.  You need write permissions in the directory or in the LockDir (read about
the 'config' file in the CVS manual) even to check out files.

It's possible that the user you have CVS running as isn't a member of the
'user' group it appears you $CVSROOT is owned by.  Either change the
owner/group of the files and directories under $CVSROOT or change the
user/group that the cvs server runs as.  As Larry mentioned, sometimes setting
the setgid bit ('man chmod') helps too.


Derek Price                      CVS Solutions Architect ( )
mailto:address@hidden         CollabNet ( )

If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive
property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an
individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the
moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of everyone, and
the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it.  Its peculiar character, too, is
that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it.
He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening

mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.
That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the
moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to

have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when she made them,
like fire, expansible over all space, without lessening their density at any
point, and like the air in which we breathe, move, and have our physical being,

incapable of confinement or exclusive appropriation. Inventions then cannot, in

nature, be a subject of property.

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