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Re: cvs commit as root

From: Harry Putnam
Subject: Re: cvs commit as root
Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2001 09:53:09 -0800
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address@hidden (Larry Jones) writes:

> Harry Putnam writes:
>> I'd like to override the taboo on committing as root. I imagine it is
>> possible but not clear how to do it.
> You're only not allowed to commit as root if CVS can't figure out who
> you really are.  As long as you login as yourself and then su to root
> (rather than logging in as root), CVS should be able to figure out who
> you really are.

Yes, it works like you describe on my linux boxes.  But on a solaris 8
(intel)  I have problems with it.  Probably more due to local config
than anything else.  Plain su root on the solaris box gives and root
path is too short.  Doesn't know about cvs binary.  Su with the - to
get a full path and cvs doesn't allow it. It does'nt allow user using
sudo either.

> If you really want to eliminate the check, look for CVS_BADROOT in
> options.h.


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