[cvsnt] Re: cvs init and global server settings

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Fri Jul 8 08:43:55 BST 2005

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David Somers wrote:
> Under build 2013, I just created a new repository...
>  # cvs -d /var/lib/cvsnt/wombat init
> cvs init: Unable to register repository.
> cvs init: Your login does not have sufficient permissions to modify the
> cvs init: global server settings.
> cvs init: Repository /var/lib/cvsnt/wombat initialised
> Um... I'm running as root... so why do I have insufficient perms? Is this 
> referring to changing the config data in /etc/cvsnt/PServer or something 
> else?
Yes.  It has to try to modify the config file on Unix.  It needs write 
access to that and a temporary file (/etc/cvsnt/PServer.new).

It would also fail if for example the /etc/cvsnt directory didn't exist.


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