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Re: cannot commit (w/ wincvs)

From: Andy Nuss
Subject: Re: cannot commit (w/ wincvs)
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 06:41:26 -0700 (PDT)

I'm not using any passwords from system password
file.  I've definitely created them in
$CVSROOT/CVSROOT/passwd.  The proof of this is
that I am able to successfully execute the WinCVS
Login... command, and checkout a module.  By the
way, this is evidence to me that my connectstring
below is correct.  (I did follow pserver examples
for WinCVS that did it just like this.)  Maybe
I'm using RSH by accident, but that's doubtful
since I didn't do anything to set it up.

I definitely want to use pserver (no need for
and I don't mind running CVS as "not" root.

By the way, WinCVS has other problems.  Are there
other good GUIs?  What about jCVS?

--- Larry Jones <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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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