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pserver user id's

From: foomonkey
Subject: pserver user id's
Date: 7 Jul 2005 05:57:40 -0700
User-agent: G2/0.2

Hello. I have a repository configured and working with pserver. I want
to restrict user's permissions on subdirectories in the repository. I
don't want user A to see user B's projects and vice versa.

In my $CVSROOT/CVSROOT/passwd file, I have something like:


divap is a user on the system. The user id under which CVS runs is
'cvsadm'. In $CVSROOT, I have a subdirectory that looks like this:

drwxrws--x   3 divap    dhdev           512 Jul 06 17:16 divap/

This all works fine except that, the pserver user divap can read ALL
the projects in all the other subdirectories because on the server, he
is actually running as cvsadm (see the passwd file entry above).

If I change the passwd file to look like this:


I get an error when I try to run a 'checkout' on a project in the divap
directory that says:

cvs [checkout aborted]: unrecognized auth response from cae1axp1:
setgroups: Not owner

I don't want everyone to run as the administrator account (cvsadm) and
the docs seem to indicate that they can run as themselves (their shell
accounts) but I get the above error.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.


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