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Re: Users and permission problems

From: Pierre Asselin
Subject: Re: Users and permission problems
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 00:20:58 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: tin/1.6.2-20030910 ("Pabbay") (UNIX) (NetBSD/2.0 (i386))

Roddie <address@hidden> wrote:

> Set up:
> - Repository on Linux co-lo, with sandbox there too (where the files should
> run as a publicly accessible website).
> - Development sandbox on my Mac laptop.
> - User 'root' of course
> - User 'roddie' (eventually to be joined by Tom, Dick, and Harry)
> - User 'cvs'

> [ ... ]

> I have a group cvsgrp of which "roddie" and user "cvs" are members. All the
> files below cvsroot are set to "-rw-rw-r-- roddie cvsgroup"

You also need the *directories* to be "drwxrsxr-x" <anobody> cvsgroup".
That is, read-write-execute for user *and* group, and also setgid
so that new files or directories created under them inherit the
cvsgrp (Berkeley convention) instead of the creator's default group
(SysV convention).

pa at panix dot com

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