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Re: Error: 'setgid failed: Operation not permitted' - CVS on Linux

From: Gaurav Chhabra
Subject: Re: Error: 'setgid failed: Operation not permitted' - CVS on Linux
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 02:57:20 -0800 (PST)

Hi Larry,

Thanks a lot for your reply. So, this means that only during authentication,
it acts as root and later it switches back to the username provided.

> .....which means that you can't use ‘normal system permissions’ to control
> access to various parts of the repository.

Are you referring to ‘lsacl’ commands and the like? 

Though pserver is not secure, I’m OK with using it for the time being. Once
I get comfortable with the normal CVS operations, I’ll look into the
security aspects. 

If I change the user from ‘cvs’ to ‘root’ but keep the access method as
‘pserver’, will it work? In this case too, I guess I have to append ‘root’ 
in each entry of passwd file (I think this is what you've mentioned in your

Now since I am almost done with the setup part of 'cvs server' on Linux, I'm
looking forward to install a CVS client. We will have clients both on
Windows & Linux. Can you suggest me a Linux client and a Windows client? For
Windows, will WinCVS/Tortoise CVS be OK?

Thanks & Regards,
Gaurav Chhabra
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