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RE: disable cvs commit and/or make repository read-only

From: Arthur Barrett
Subject: RE: disable cvs commit and/or make repository read-only
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 10:28:43 +1100


Well in CVSNT (free/GPL just like CVS) on Linux/Windows/Solaris/HPUX etc
you just mark the repository read-only in the /etc/cvsnt/PServer
configuration file.

But of course if you were using CVSNT you'd know it has ACL's, Audit,
Mergepoints (Merge Tracking), True Rename (not copy+delete), Unicode
filenames, Unicode Merge etc. ie: all those features that are yet to
make it into SVN:


Arthur Barrett

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Behalf Of Robert Dodier
Sent: 15 February 2006 04:36
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Subject: disable cvs commit and/or make repository read-only


I am considering converting an existing CVS repository to Subversion.
After that I'd like to make it impossible to commit stuff to CVS to
avoid heartbreak, confusion, etc.

What is the standard practice for making a CVS repository read-only?

I've searched this ng for ideas and didn't come up with anything clear
to me. One idea was to modify the file system permissions but wouldn't
it be better to do it through CVS itself? (Instead of letting CVS try to
commit stuff and fail.)

Anyway I welcome your comments.

Robert Dodier

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