[cvsnt] User xxx cannot read CVSROOT

Colin Fraser colin.fraser at levelfour.com
Wed Aug 1 17:38:46 BST 2007

I'm getting the same problem as was reported in this old post after creating
a new repository but I'm unclear how to resolve it.  
Is it the Windows security or the CVS security that I need to alter to give
me access?
I have added my user id to the Windows administrator group but that didn't
seem to make any difference.  So I'm guessing it must be the CVS ACL stuff I
need to change, however I seem to be in a chicken/egg situation as to use
the chacl command it seems I need to have cvsroot already checked out, but I
can't checkout as I don't have access.
Any help will be appreciated.
"Tony Hoyle" <tony.hoyle at march-hare.com> wrote 
> Andreas Tscharner wrote:
>> J:\Test>cvs -d:sspi:srv-cvs:/MasterCm4 -q checkout CVSROOT
>> cvs server: User ATs cannot read CVSROOT
> User ATs isn't an administrator, and therefore can't read the repository 
> configuration.
> At initialisation only two groups of people can read CVSROOT:
> 1. The user that created the repository (the owner)
> 2. A system administrator.
> Either of those can add other users to the ACL but be sparing - checking 
> out CVSROOT is an information leak.
> Tony 

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