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Re: users and right on CVSROOT

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: users and right on CVSROOT
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 15:37:45 -0500 (EST)

address@hidden writes:
> Updating CVSROOT
> cvs server: failed to create lock directory for `/home/cvs/CVSROOT' 
> (/home/cvs/CVSROOT/#cvs.lock): Permission denied
> cvs server: failed to obtain dir lock in repository `/home/cvs/CVSROOT'
> cvs [server aborted]: read lock failed - giving up

That indicates that the ownership and/or permissions on your CVSROOT
directory aren't correct.  You need to have read permission in a
directory to check out the files that it contains and you also need
write permission to commit changes to the files in it.  If you want to
allow read-only users, then you also have to use LockDir= in your
CVSROOT/config file to put the lock files somewhere other than in the
repository since read-only users still have to be able to create lock

-Larry Jones

Talk about someone easy to exploit! -- Calvin

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