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Re: cvs commit as root

From: Harry Putnam
Subject: Re: cvs commit as root
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2001 05:17:40 -0800
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Harry Putnam <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Larry Jones) writes:


>> 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.

I miss reported.  The problem continues on solaris 8.  A plain su to
root with no `-' does not allow a user to commit.  I still get the
message about root not being allowed.

`who am i' the command line shows 
reader     pts/4        Dec  7 16:47    (:0.0)

But cvs commit still results in:
  "/tmp/cvsc_ayxh" 8 lines, 296 characters 
  cvs [server aborted]: cannot commit files as 'root'
  cvs commit: saving log message in /tmp/cvsd_ayxh

I think I will edit otpions.h, at least temporily, until I figure what
other config might help the above situation.

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