[cvsnt-dev] Re: root commits: acls vs. CVS_BADROOT

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Thu Jun 8 15:04:25 UTC 2006

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David Somers wrote:
> Tony,
> There is a some weirdness with CVSROOT and root doing commits in there.
> The default acl on CVSROOT when a repo is created gives root full access...
> but because CVS_BADROOT is defined by default in config.h.in the commit
> process will refuse to allow root to do any commits because of this.
> Does it make sense to simply undefine CVS_BADROOT in config.h.in and let
> root's ability to commit be determined by cvsnt's ACLs?
Having root commit is dangerous - the commit scripts could do basically 

Listing the administrator users (or groups - you could put 'wheel' on 
there for example) in CVSROOT/admin is sufficient to give them access... 
it should be a standard part of the initial configuration to do this.


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