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

From: Arthur Barrett
Subject: RE: Error: 'setgid failed: Operation not permitted' - CVS on Linux
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 05:14:16 +1100

Gaurav Chhabra,

> We are using CVSNT 2.5.03 Build 2382 as our CVS server on 
> Windows XP Pro SP2. 


You CANNOT migrate from CVSNT to CVS - attempting to use a CVSNT
repository on CVS may result in irreperable loss of data.

CVSNT is available for Linux - I suggest you use CVSNT for linux

Please post questions about CVSNT to the CVSNT newsgroup not this CVS

> > .....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? 

Do you mean the AIX command 'lsacl' or the CVSNT command 'cvs lsacl'?  

CVS does not have a 'cvs lsacl' command - that is CVSNT specific.

I believe Larry was talking about the 'lsacl' command (like in AIX) - an
operating system command not a CVS command.

> Windows & Linux. Can you suggest me a Linux client and a 
> Windows client? For
> Windows, will WinCVS/Tortoise CVS be OK?

WinCVS and TortoiseCVS are not windows clients - they are windows GUI's
that still require a windows client: either CVS or CVSNT.  Note:
TortoiseCVS has many features that are CVSNT specific (eg: revision
graphs that show mergepoints only works if you use CVSNT server and


Arthur Barrett

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