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RE: history shows different login -CVS

From: Arthur Barrett
Subject: RE: history shows different login -CVS
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 10:43:29 +1100


And it caries again depending on the client software.  Eg: if you are using 
WinCVS, TortoiseCVS or anything else that uses the CVSNT client then it will 
depend on the CVSROOT which you used to create the sandbox.

- named user:  :pserver:address@hidden:/myrepo 
- current user:   :pserver:myhost:/myrepo 

We always recommend you create the sandboxes using the 'current user' method - 
then many people can 'share' a sandbox and when each 'commits' it's their 
'logged in name' that gets used no the name of the person who created the 


Arthur Barrett
Product Manager CVSNT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> address@hidden 
> [mailto:address@hidden
> org] On Behalf Of Larry Jones
> Sent: 05 December 2012 08:42
> To: address@hidden
> Cc: cvs-user-list
> Subject: Re: history shows different login -CVS
> KM writes:
> > 
> > This may be a stupid question, but I noticed today that when I
> > committed/added a new file using a generic "build" login on my
> > linux/redhat system, that the history in CVS shows the 
> previous persons
> > ID.  For example "jdoe" in history and not "build".  I can't seem to
> > figure out how this is assocatied to his ID.  This may not 
> even be a CVS
> > setting, and may be related to an operating system setting, but I
> > thought I'd ask anyway.
> The user that history records can come from a number of different
> places:  If you're using an authenticated client/server method like
> pserver, it's the username the client sent to the server.  
> Otherwise, it
> comes from getuid() and getpwuid() in the CVS (server) process unless
> that's 0.  If it is 0, CVS uses the first of getlogin(), $LOGNAME, and
> $USER that's set.
> -- 
> Larry Jones
> Ha!  Wild zontars couldn't drag that information out of me!  
> Do your worst!
> -- Calvin

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