[cvsnt] cvs chacl, again

Thomas Keller me at thomaskeller.biz
Fri Jul 15 16:46:16 BST 2005

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Hello guys!

I'm playing around with cvs chacl on a Linux box with CVSNT 1.5.01_1976.
All my users connect via SSH, I have one repo where I like to give certain
users read/write access to certain directories, others only read access.
So far, so good. Until now I've managed CVS access simply by entering
a user's login name into CVSROOT/writers. Now my question(s);

a) Do I need to have an "writers" file at all when I use chacl? 
b) I've tried to gave user "joe" write access to a single directory and read-only access to the rest by doing
# complete module
$ cvs -a read -u joe -m "You have only read access to this file/folder" .
# certain directory
$ cvs -a read,write,control,tag -u joe foo/bar
Both commands succeeded, but if I test my restrictions the user has still full 
read-write access to everything. Okay, he's listed in "writers", I've removed him 
from there, but now he also has no write access to his foo/bar directory. It 
seems as CVSNT completly ignores the fileattr settings.

What am I doing wrong?
Thanks in advance.

Ich weiß, das ich nichts weiß. (Sokrates)

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