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Re: file locking in cvs

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: file locking in cvs
Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 18:41:03 -0400 (EDT)

Iqbal Shaikh writes:
> Would like to know if we need to edit any admin file in CVSROOT 
> to enable locking of files in cvs. 

Don't do that.

> I know cvs  is mainly for concurrent usage/editing  of files, 

Then why are you trying to subvert it?

> Note: I have created  a group cvsadmin  and given the group full rights
> to the CVSROOT admin files. 
> Actually i can lock the  checked out files, but only if i belong to the
> cvsadmin group. 
> As a normal user , even if  he has full rights to the files checked out
> , he cannot lock the files. 
> Gets an error saying : only cvsadmin group can lock files. 

If a cvsadmin group exists, only members of that group are allowed to
use the "cvs admin" command.  If you want other people to be able to use
admin, either add them to the cvsadmin group or change the name of the
group to something else.

-Larry Jones

I told her to expect you to deny everything. -- Calvin

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