[cvsnt] Re: CVSROOT can only be checked out by owner

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Wed Oct 19 14:11:57 BST 2005

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Dr. Matthias St. Pierre wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> when I check out the CVSROOT directory of my repository using
>    cvs -d :pserver:myself at MYSERVER:/MYREPOSITORY  checkout CVSROOT
> cvs fails with the error message  "cvs server: User myself cannot read 

Only the repository owner or administrators can checkout CVSROOT by 
default.  Before changing this think carefully about the security 
implications - ordinary users don't need to know what's in there, and it 
can give valuable information about the configuration of a server.


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