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Matthew J Fletcher wrote:
> Hi,.
> I am trying to setup a cvs system for development but have come across a
> number of problems, which i would hope some of you have seen before.
> - Due to the requirements of our work we need to be operating as root, (this
> is set in stone, honist), however it is very anoying to logout or su to
> another user to commit files, how can i force cvs to accept root commits ?

I have worked on UNIX for about 5 years doing things from user-space programs
down through hardware drivers, the only time you NEED to be root is to "make
install; insmod driver" the hardware driver, assuming you know how to use file
permissions.  The only possible exception I have seen is a program that is ONLY
used for machine maintenance by root.

> - If it is not possible to force cvs to accept root commits, i would like to
> have a quick script to load my cvs gui from another user, but i have failed
> to get this to work, i know its not strictly a cvs issue, but its either ask
> here or we have to go back to Microsoft SourceSafe and co, (i thought a bit
> of emmotional blackmail might help)

find cvs_source -type f |xargs grep CVS_BADROOT

> eg,.
> #!/bin/bash
> su matt
> tkcvs -dir /usr/src/cvssources &
> exit
> but it dont work,.. any ideas ?
Try this:

su - matt -c "tkcvs -dir /usr/src/cvssources" 

> --
> regards
> ---
> Matthew J Fletcher
> NPD Firmware
> When did ignorance become a point of view ?
> ---

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we'd still like yout to test out
this kernel. 
        -- Linus Torvalds, announcing another kernel patch

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