[cvsnt] RE: authentication issue 'Permission denied'

keinespams at gmx.de keinespams at gmx.de
Thu Nov 28 11:07:21 GMT 2002

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the following was already discussed on the list, but unfortunately it did
not help me. The person ("Babbula") asking the question does not respond to my
mail, so I have to ask you people for help.

> On Thu, 27 Dec 2001 18:18:16 +0000 (UTC), "Babbula"
> <babbula at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >unrecognized auth response from cvs pserver: E cannot
open =
> >c:/cvs/CVSROOT/config: Permission denied.
> >
> This file is accessed before the service drops priviliges, so SYSTEM
> needs read access as well as the users.  Check the access to the
> parent directories as well.
> Tony

I get exactly the same error ("cannot open ...config"). I have checked the
directory tree: Both "System" and "Everyone" have full read/write access to
all directories.
The CVS repository is on a NT-server in a domain.

Is there a way to check if SYSTEM really has access to the config file? What
else can I do?

The problem is that I am not allowed to touch that server myself. The only
person to handle it is our administrator, and he is out of his wits...

The command I am trying to issue is to add users for the pserver protocol:

C:\>cvs passwd -a haag
cvs [passwd aborted]: unrecognized auth response from ALI: cvs server: E
cannot open G:/cvs/cvsrepo/TEST/CVSROOT/config: Permission denied

C:\>dir g:\cvs\cvsrepo\test\cvsroot\config

Directory of g:\cvs\cvsrepo\test\cvsroot

21.11.02  08:43                    608 config

Thanks for your help!

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