[cvsnt] Re: cvs init and global server settings

David Somers dsomers at omz13.com
Fri Jul 8 09:49:15 BST 2005

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Tony Hoyle wrote:

> 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.
> Tony

Um... I'm doing cvs init as "root", so it shouldn't have any problems with
permissions to get at those files.



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