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Re: CVS on OSX

From: Derek R. Price
Subject: Re: CVS on OSX
Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2001 13:03:03 -0400

Gregory Hedo wrote:

> Hello,
> I run CVS on OS X Server (v1.10)
> I've setup the inetd.conf with the famous:
> cvspserver stream tcp nowait root /usr/bin/cvs cvs -f
> --allow-root=/Users/Shared/CVSROOT pserver
> I have triple checked invisible characters.
> If I try to connect from an other host with admin login I can checkout every
> modules; but when I try with a simple user, when I checkout I get this error
> message:
> cvs server: cannot open /private/var/root/.cvsignore: Permission denied
> cvs [server aborted]: can't chdir(/private/var/root): Permission denied
> I've search the web and the archives: this mean I've forget the -f argument
> ... But the -f argument IS there ...
> Any ideas ?

That works fine from my OSX box.  Are you sure you restarted the inetd server
after adding the '-f' to inetd.conf?  Try reading through the "Trouble Making a
Connection to a CVS server" section of the manual and maybe the general section
on setting up a server.  There's a version of the manual online at .


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