[cvsnt] Pb : Files always in read-only mode after checkout

Pat Galea wlist at dudegalea.co.uk
Tue May 18 08:49:13 BST 2004

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DURAND Sophie wrote:
> I have a problem regarding my files permissions after a checkout...
> When performing the cmd :
> cvs -d :pserver:hcr at server_id:/Repository ckeckout -P Mod1 
> My checked-out files are all in read-only mode (the checkout read-only
> option is unchecked in my cvs client)!
> My configuration is cvsnt 2.0.26 running on WinNT 4. My cvs client also runs
> on a WinNT 4 machine. The access method is pserver.
> I have a module Mod1.
> User sdd is the cvs administrator and is owner of the Mod1 directory on the
> server machine.
> User hcr is a developper on project Mod1 and has rcw rights.
> A default user has r rights on the module.
> Hence, a cvs lsacl cmd in the Mod1 directory (checked-out on a temp
> directory on the server machine) gives :
> .owner : sdd
> default : r
> hcr : crw

Is there a 'watch' on the module? If someone has performed a "cvs watch 
on", that would cause your checkout to be read-only.

Have a look here:


If you really want the 'watch' to be on, then you'll need to perform 
"cvs edit" to be able to edit a file.

Pat Galea

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