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RE: Looking for Help with CVS 1.11.17

From: Gurpreet Singh (SCM)
Subject: RE: Looking for Help with CVS 1.11.17
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 09:48:34 +0530


Hi. It does'nt seems that this is linked to perm settings to the cvs binary
This is related to the perm settings you have applied to the repository
You need to check on that tracks. 

As using the passwd and the pserver authentication protocol method- the
cvs_login should be mapped fine with its sys_user in the passwd file and
that sy_user is a member of the group_owner of the repository you are

Gurpreet S

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Malhotra, Neti
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 9:53 PM
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Subject: Looking for Help with CVS 1.11.17

Fellow CVS Users,

I am attempting to upgrade cvs on my Solaris server from cvs 1.10 to cvs
1.11.17.  The build was successful, and I am able to use cvs from that
server without a problem. 

Unfortunately, if I try to connect to the server from my PC using a pserver
connection in WinCVS, I am unable to perform a cvs login.  The error I am
getting is:

cvs [login aborted]: setgid failed: Not owner

I have noticed in the source code that when trying to authenticate a pserver
connection, it is trying to switch users to the cvs user requesting the
login.  My concern is that if I change ownership/permission of the cvs
executable on the server so that it is run as root (which will allow the
swith in user) that this may cause problems for users trying to access cvs
from the server directly.  I do not see the "switch user" happening if you
are not using a pserver connection.

Does anyone have any ideas/guidance on how to tackle this problem?

Thank you very much for your help -

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