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Re: permissions prooblems with CVS repository

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: permissions prooblems with CVS repository
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 12:32:03 -0700 (PDT)

--- "Johnson, Susan" <address@hidden> wrote:
> We have a single CVS repository and multiple
> projects using that
> repository.
> There have been on-going problems with new users and
> CVS. Basically
> CVS creates the directories and files of the user
> who adds them with the
> default group of the user.
> This creates problems when someone who is in another
> group tries to check
> out a repository.
> Two proposals have come forth so far:
> 1. To have 1 group, cvsuser and anyone who intends
> to use cvs would be part
>    of that group and this would be their default
> group. If they need to
>    temporarily be in another group, they can use the
> newgrp command.
> 2. Have a seperate group for each repository. In
> other words there would
>    be a pegs group, a hds group, a server group, a
> rave, mars, ...
>    Then, when you want to work on that repository
> (check out, add, com,...)
>    you would have to newgrp to that group
> I want to maintain a single repository, with
> multiple users in different
> groups using it. What is the best way to achieve
> this? We are working in
> a Solaris 2.8 UNIX environment.

Have you tried setting the SGID bit on the repo
directories?  I believe this is discussed in the FAQ.


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