[cvsnt] cvsnt 57g under Redhat 7.1 - some problems

Gerhard Stegemann GStegemann at csi.com
Wed Aug 28 08:51:06 BST 2002

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Tony Hoyle wrote:

> > > It was disabled in Unix CVS ages ago because it is apparently
> > > dangerous.
> >
> > Just being curious, why is this dangerous?
> I'm not sure...  Something to do with device inodes, links and other
> combinations of stuff I think.

Seems to be very UNIX specific?

> The obvious answer to me is to not handle these and just do the
> read/write/execute bits, but the cvs

I agree. Support for Read/Write/Execute should be sufficient though.

> developers decided to disable the whole thing (probably simpler, since
> the code is all over the place at the moment).

Looks like that the code in CVS is not very structured in some places.

Gerhard Stegemann

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