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Re: cannot commit (w/ wincvs)

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: cannot commit (w/ wincvs)
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 12:19:50 -0400 (EDT)

Andy Nuss writes:
> I've set up CVS server on Linux.  I only have the root user on Linux.

That is a serious mistake.  You should never run as root unless you
absolutely have to.  Running CVS as root is just nuts.  And CVS, by
default, won't let you commit as root.

> I used passwd file.  I created
> a repository called dummy1.  Am able to login
> with users and passwords in the passwd file.
> Am able to get modules.  Am able to checkin new
> modules.

When you say "passwd file", do you mean the system password file
(/etc/passwd), or the CVS password file ($CVSROOT/CVSROOT/passwd)?

> The connect string is:
> address@hidden:/usr/local/cvs/dummy1

That implies you're connecting with rsh rather than pserver, which means
the CVS password file isn't used.

> When trying to commit a change, I get:
> cvs commit -m "no message" green.bmp (in directory
> D:\MyRepository\module1\folderA)
> cvs [server aborted]: you are unknown to this system

That indicates that you're running as root (which, as I said before, is
not a good idea), and when CVS tried to figure out who you really are,
the username that it found doesn't exist in the system password file.

You need to provide more details about exactly how you have things set
up and exactly what it is that you're trying to do.

-Larry Jones

Pitiful.  Just pitiful. -- Calvin

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