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Re: cvs commit as root

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: cvs commit as root
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 15:38:45 -0500 (EST)

Harry Putnam writes:
> No, this connection is over ssh using CVS_RSH set to ssh and the ext
> syntax. Like:
>    cvs -d :ext:HOST:/usr/local/cvsroot
> I don't actually use that syntax on the command line.  I think it just
> happens because I have $CVSROOT set to the machine with the cvsroot
> files (CVSROOT=HOST:/usr/local/cvsroot) and CVS_RSH set to
> CVS_RSH=/usr/local/bin/ssh

There's never any reason to run the server as root.  Add -l to your
CVS_RSH to run as a non-root user on the server:

        CVS_RSH="/usr/local/bin/ssh -l joe"

-Larry Jones

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clean smack upside Susie's head? -- Calvin

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