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Re: Allow root question

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Allow root question
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 15:56:36 -0500 (EST)

Edward MacGillivray writes:
> I have successfully configured it so that cvs works under xinetd, however the 
> problem is in regard to the "root" of the repository.  Previously the root 
> was /cvsroot, and now when I ask for a status of already checked out material 
> it indicates that the root is unknown.  This I understand is because the 
> --allow-root argument is /path/to/root/jail/cvsroot.  If I manually change 
> the CVS/root files to use the full path (/path/to/root/jail/cvsroot), it then 
> performs that status normally.

That implies that CVS used to be run in a chroot() jail.  For example:

        chroot /path/to/root/jail /usr/local/bin/cvs -f --allow-root=/cvsroot 

-Larry Jones

I've got more brains than I know what to do with. -- Calvin

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