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Re: CVS Commit Problem

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: CVS Commit Problem
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 10:50:37 -0400 (EDT)

Todd Rosner - Syoni Communications Inc. writes:
> I seem to be having troubles committing files to the repository, whenever I
> commit a file, cvs complains that it cannot be done under the user root when
> infact I am logged an as a different user.  I am using Tortoise CVS Client
> for Windows and a RedHat Linux 7.1 pserver.  I have created a passwd file in
> CVSROOT and I can authenticate to it no problem logged in as a user other
> than root, why is it that cvs is still referencing the root account whenever
> I try to commit modules??

There are a number of possibilities:  Do you have the -f global option
on the CVS pserver command line in inetd.conf like you should?  How do
you know you're logged in as a different user?  (CVS remembers the user
that was logged in when a directory is checked out and continues to use
that user for all subsequent operations unless you explicitly override
it with a -d global option on the command line.)  Are you using the
third field on the CVSROOT/passwd file to map CVS users to system users?
If so, are you mapping any of them to root?  Does the user you're logged
in as have a uid of 0 (i.e., is it an alias for root)?

-Larry Jones

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