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Hi all cvs ACL users + Tony, Can anyone tell me if this is a cvsnt (2.0.58d) server acl inheritance problem or a problem of how Tortoise interprets how I wish to tag something. My guess is the latter but I thought I'd ask here first since to my knowledge ACL functionality is not exposed in TortoseCVS 1.8.18 Scenario. Just say I have a repository on a server called /Repos and in that repository I have some top level directories that contain the products of 2 teams. The repository structure might look something like this. /Department/TeamRed/Prod_A /Department/TeamRed/Prod_B /Department/TeamRed/Prod_C /Department/TeamBlue/Prod_D /Department/TeamBlue/Prod_E /Department/TeamBlue/Prod_F And say that there are 3 types of user of this repository. mike = admin - that can do anything. dave = TeamRed developer - can do anything in Team Red. pete = TeamBlue developer - can do anything in Team Blue. In the interest of open source everyone can read each others source. To set this up I(mike) setup my CVSROOT and do a checkout to get the entire repository structure and contents and then set ownership and acls. cvs co Department cd Department cvs chown mike cvs chacl -u mike -a read,write,create,tag,control cvs chacl -a read,nowrite,notag,nocreate,nocontrol cd TeamRed cvs chown mike cvs chacl -u dave -a read,write,create,tag,control cd ../TeamBlue cvs chown mike cvs chacl -u pete -a read,write,create,tag,control .... Now lets say that dave who is a TeamRed developer does a checkout of /Department/TeamRed/Prod_A. ie he sets up a sandbox and his CVSROOT and does. cvs co Department/TeamRed/Prod_A And now he wants to tag Prod_A so on the command line he might do something like cd Department/TeamRed/Prod_A cvs tag -- Prod_A_20050729_v1_03_r1_release Which he has the acl permission to do and so it works. This is Fine. ... But the command line is hard, and he things WinCVS is hard as well, so he tries to do the same thing with Tortoise. He navigates to the Department/TeamRed/Prod_A directory, does a right click and chooses CVS->Tag and enters in the tag name. Tortoise interprets this to mean "C:\Program Files\TortoiseCVS\cvs.exe" "-q" "tag" "-c" "Prod_A_20050729_v1_03_r1_release" "TeamRed/Prod_A" CVSROOT=:sspi:dave at cvsserver:/Repos cvs server: User 'dave' cannot tag /Repos/Department cvs [server aborted]: correct the above errors first! Error, CVS operation failed Which I interpret to mean that Tortoise changed directory back to Department and then has attempted to run the tag operation on TeamRed/Prod_A. The server says, rightly so, that dave does not have the rights to do a tag on this directory. BUT if the server looked a little closer he does have the rights to do so on Department/TeamRed/Prod_A directory which is what is being asked for. My Questions are 1.)Should cvsnt be able to interpret the meaning of the TortoiseCVS tag command? 2.)Does the current release of cvsnt also have this problem?( I know I should have already found out, I know I really need to upgrade, One more nail in the coffin for 2.0.58d) 3.)Or should Tortoise be changed to more accurately reflect what is being asked of it so that inheritable ACLs like that described above will work properly. Cheers Mikew. cannot do a tag from this directory from a directory that dave has a notag acl