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Re: reinstall CVS

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: reinstall CVS
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2005 15:41:25 -0500 (EST)

address@hidden writes:
> My problem is the root permission: root is not allowed to commit ...

That's not a permission problem, that's a policy decision in the CVS
code.  Like it says in the manual for that error message:

        When committing a permanent change, CVS makes a log entry of who
        committed the change. If you are committing the change logged in
        as "root" (not under "su" or other root-priv giving program),
        CVS cannot determine who is actually making the change. As such,
        by default, CVS disallows changes to be committed by users
        logged in as "root". (You can disable this option by passing the
        --enable-rootcommit option to `configure' and recompiling CVS.
        On some systems this means editing the appropriate `config.h'
        file before building CVS.) 

-Larry Jones

I don't NEED to compromise my principles, because they don't have
the slightest bearing on what happens to me anyway. -- Calvin

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