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Re: Kindly help me with CVS-login problem

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Kindly help me with CVS-login problem
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 11:54:48 -0400 (EDT)

Zou Bin writes [using very long lines]:
> I am using CVS1.11.1p1 and WinCVS1.2. When I try to connect to my 
> cvspserver, WintCVS tell me: /usr/local/cvsroot: no such repository  cvs
> login: authorization failed: server rejected access  to
> /usr/local/cvsroot for user root 

That indicates that there's no "--allow-root=/usr/local/cvsroot" global
option in the command to start the server.

And I'll note in passing that you don't want to use CVS as root -- there
are too many potential security problems, you lose the ability to trace
changes to a particular person if root is a shared account (as it
usually is), and CVS won't allow root to commit changes by default for
precisely that reason.

-Larry Jones

Well of course the zipper's going to get stuck if everyone
stands around WATCHING me! -- Calvin

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