[cvsnt] Repository Creation under 2.5.03.2260
guyr-ml1 at burntmail.com
Sat Nov 25 00:11:37 GMT 2006
I just encountered an issue to this one I found in the archives and
would like to ask a subsequent question.
> Tony Hoyle wrote:
> > Q: Is it now required that the repository creator be root?
> It pretty much always was.
> Without access to the PServer file the admin isn't going to be able to
> publish the repository anyway - the newer versions just do the
> modification for you.
> You can tell init not to register the repository (with -n) but then it
> won't work until you do the registration manually.
I work on a CVS GUI client (gCvs, part of the WinCvs family). Building
that runs autopoint for gettext support, which in turn runs "cvs -d
"$CVSROOT" init". You see that it is not including the -n option that
would tell it not to register, so it attempts to register and fails with
the permission problem. To get around that, I had to give write
permission to world on /etc/cvsnt.
Tony, would you characterize this as an autopoint issue? I'm
anticipating they say this is a cvsnt-specific extension.
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