[Cvsnt] Cvsweb, annotate, and LockDir

Terris terris at terris.com
Fri Jul 19 00:15:03 BST 2002

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Wow, so that's why it doesn't work!  WinCVS's annotate works tho.

On Thu, 18 Jul 2002 19:11:59 +0000 (UTC), jloomis at authentica.com ("Jeff Loomis") wrote:
> I am using the LockDir parameter to avoid giving all cvsweb users write per=
> mission to my repository files.  Cvsweb can work because its impersonation =
> matches the permissions on the repository.  The annotate feature does not w=
> ork.  I have determined that this is because cvsweb uses the "cvs server" c=
> ommand and streams protocol to it.  When operating in this mode, the cvs pr=
> ogram does not parse the config file and so does not pick up the lock dir p=
> arameter.  It then tries to create locks in the repository directory.=0D
> =0D
> Is anyone aware of a version of cvswebnt that does not work in this way, or=
>  of any other solutions to this problem.  Ideally, the cvs command would ob=
> ey the LockDir command.=0D
> =0D
> Thanks,=0D
> -Jeff=0D

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