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Re: xinetd & CVS

From: Timur Aydin
Subject: Re: xinetd & CVS
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 10:04:22 -0500

"Matthias Kranz" <address@hidden> wrote in message
> If you are using your own compiled version of CVS try this somewhat more
> generic solution.
> Try to add a file cvspserver to /etc/xinetd.d/, which contains
> service cvspserver
> {
>         socket_type         = stream
>         protocol            = tcp
>         wait                = no
>         user                = root
>         passenv             =
>         server              = /usr/bin/cvs
>         server_args         = --allow-root=/path/to/cvs/repo
> }

I have found out that you also have to add the -f flag to the server_args,
otherwise you would get this error when connecting to the CVS server from
another machine:

cvs server: cannot open /root/.cvsignore: Permission denied
cvs [server aborted]: can't chdir (/root): Permission denied

Timur Aydin
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