[cvsnt] Re: permission control on CVSROOT in CVSNT 2.0.58d

Glen Starrett grstarrett at cox.net
Mon Dec 6 06:13:00 GMT 2004

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Lu Sun wrote:
> I don't have a val-tags file, I have a taginfo file.
> Are they the same thing?

No, they are not.  val-tags is automatically generated (not sure when 
exactly), taginfo is for server-side scripting.

> The document might be a little outdated. But these two
> points get me confused: "you can only control access
> to files on a PER-DIRECTORY basis" and "users must
> have write access to the CVSROOT/val-tags file". Does
> this mean I have to give users write access to the
> whole CVSROOT directory?

I'm not sure that's a typo.  val-tags is generated and updated by the 
system (same as history is), where most of the files in that directory 
are handled with the standard checkin methods.  The checkin method 
creates a new ,v file and moves it into the directory.  The val-tags and 
history are edited in-place AFAIK.

Glen Starrett

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