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Re: cvs commit as root

From: Harry Putnam
Subject: Re: cvs commit as root
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 02:47:58 -0800
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address@hidden (Larry Jones) writes:

> Harry Putnam writes:
> > 
>> 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.
> Yes, that's a configuration problem.  I recommend you fix that rather
> than changing options.h to allow anonymous root commits.

That turned out to be not such a big deal (the config problems I
mean).  Just a matter of setting an extended PATH in /etc/default/su.

But I'm curious what you mean by `anonymous' root commits.  Not sure I
know what that means.  Also what problems are likely to occur by
allowing root commits.  I take it there is some concerns beyond the
normal ones of running around as root for no good reason.

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