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Re: Administrative database file protection problem

From: Pierre Asselin
Subject: Re: Administrative database file protection problem
Date: 18 Dec 2001 20:53:52 -0600

Dustin Cavanaugh <address@hidden> writes:

>My repository is on unix (Sun); the owner is "cvs" and the group is "cvs". 
>Whenever a user changes one of the Administrative database files, cvs 
>complains of Permission denied. Users (developers) are members of the cvs 
>group (though its not their primary group).

>I notice that when the database is rebuilt (either by commit or init), all 
>the database file protections are reset to -r--r--r--. I then su to cvs, do 
>a cvs init, and then manually reset the protections to -rw-rw-r--.

What about the directory permissions?  They should be group-rwx,
group cvs and preferably setgid (so that directories created under
them inherit the group ownership).

The file permissions will revert to r--r--r-- but that doesn't matter:
committing creates new files and unlinks the old.  What's required is
the write (and execute) permission to the *directories*.
Pierre Asselin
Westminster, Colorado

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