[cvsnt] cvs [server aborted]: "add" requires write access to the repository

Glen Starrett glen.starrett at march-hare.com
Mon May 12 17:32:01 BST 2008

Tuan wrote:
> Never mind.  I was able to resolve the problem.  I had my user name 
> included in both the readers and writers file.  This prevented me from 
> having write permission even though my name was included in the writers 
> file. I found out CVSNT does this as a security precaution. CVSNT would 
> rather be cautious and deny you write access then to grant you all 
> access. Hope this information helps anybody else who wasn't aware of this.


Note the last line:  "Of course there is a conflict if the user is 
listed in both files. This is resolved in the more conservative way, it 
being better to protect the repository too much than too little: such a 
user gets read-only access."


Glen Starrett
Technical Account Manager, North America
March Hare Software, LLC


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