[cvsnt] Re: CVS edit - CVS/Notify bug

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Wed May 12 11:55:26 BST 2004

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Arthur Barrett wrote:

> cvs edit: Server attempted to update a file via an invalid pathname:
> cvs [edit aborted]: 'I:/blah/blab/zoop/dev_u8301/sources/components
> /'.

That's a security fix.  Basically the client no longer trusts the server 
like it used to (a trojanned server or even a dodgy loginfo script could 
have written files pretty much anywhere on your machine before).  I'm 
actually surprised edit of an absolute path ever worked... it shouldn't 

> I:\blah\blab\zoop\dev_u8301>cd sources\components
> I:\blah\blab\zoop\dev_u8301\sources\components>cvs edit agb_export.xml
> cvs [edit aborted]: cannot open CVS/Notify: No such file or directory
As far as I can tell that shouldn't happen... I'll take a look at it.


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