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Re: cvs edit

From: Karl-König Königsson
Subject: Re: cvs edit
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2003 09:51:16 +0200
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What is not clear is whether you mean that the common directory is on a client or on the server. Nor do you specify in which operation system environment you work. You mention "sudo" as a viable solution from which I assume that you are running your clients in a Unix environment.

It would be possible to set the sticky bit for a group on the top level on the shared structure. This would propagate the group ownership throughout the tree and with some clever fiddling with umask on top I suspect that you could get around this problem.


Karl-Koenig Koenigsson

Joseph Gubler wrote:

We sometimes need to have several developers work in a
common CVS working directory. We would like to use the
'cvs edit' functionality with 'cvs watch on', but have
found that it is unable to change file ownership.
Essentially, the user who checked out the working
directory can use 'cvs edit' as intended, but no one
else can.

Is this how 'cvs edit' is designed to function, or
does it sound like we have a CVS configuration
problem? I am surprised to find that 'cvs edit' is
unable to change file ownership, since other commands
like 'cvs update' can do so, even if the invoking user
does not own the file to begin with.

If this is a feature and not a bug, can anyone suggest
a work-around? I am considering the use of a sudo
script that changes file ownership as needed and then
calls 'cvs edit' to finish the job.
Any input will be appreciated.


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