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Re: Behaviour of writing to history file

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Behaviour of writing to history file
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 21:54:08 -0500

"Paul Ackersviller" <address@hidden> writes:
We have just upgraded to 1.11.23 from at least a few patchlevels earlier,
and have noticed started receiving lock errors (on CVSROOT/.#cvs.history...
or something close to that) for users not in the administrative group.
We keep our CVSROOT/ group-protected, and it looks to me like the method
of writing to the history files has changed.

Yes, locking was added to prevent the history file from getting corrupted by multiple people trying to write to it at the same time.

Is there any way to keep the same admin-file protection without disabling
history or opening up permissions, and without running too ancient of a

Use the LockDir= option in CVS/config to move the lock files out of the repository.

-Larry Jones

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