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Re: Commit Error and Checkout Error

From: david
Subject: Re: Commit Error and Checkout Error
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 08:18:42 -0600 (CST)

> Hi,
> I am able to login into Cvs as root as well as a user.
> when I  have logged in as a  root i face some difficulties when trying to 
commit a file after making changes to the file.It says root is not allowed 
to commit files.
Right; "root" is not allowed to commit files.  This is a design feature,
intended to increase the accountability of changes.  Since "root" is
often a shared account (it's a functional account rather than a personal
one), allowing it to check in would make it impossible to determine
who checked a change in.  (It isn't quite this simple; if CVS is able
to determine who "root" really is, CVS may allow the checkin.)
> when i am logging as a user i am unable to checkout the files. It says 
permission denied .
That would mean that your user account does not have the permissions
necessary.  Your account must have read permission on all files and
directories you are going to use, execute permission on all directories,
and normally write permission on all directories.  (It is possible to
get around this, for read-only access, by setting LockDir in 
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