[cvsnt] Re: Why does chacl require a local checkout?

Jakob Kruse kruse at kruse-net.dk
Tue Oct 25 21:21:02 BST 2005

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Related to what Oliver said below...

I find that if I do a "cvs checkout foo/somefile" then it will create a 
directory "foo" in the current directory and place the file in there. The 
"foo" directory will also contain a CVS directory. But no CVS directory will 
be created adjacent to the foo directory, so "non-r" chacl won't allow me to 
set permissions on the repository root (which is one level up from the top 
level foo directory). When the repository is set up to disallow all access 
as default that makes it impossible to use this approach (setting read 
access on the foo folder doesn't work because its parent folder - the root - 
has read deny).

Is there some workaround for this - some simple command to checkout a single 
file AND get the top-level CVS directory too?


"Oliver Giesen" <ogware at gmx.net> wrote in message 
news:xn0e8x8fo67fxg004 at news.cvsnt.org...
> Tony Hoyle wrote:
>> bwhicks at aep.com wrote:
>>  cvs chacl -a read,nowrite,notag,nocreate,nocontrol test
>> >
>> > without doing a full checkout of the whole 30 gigs of stuff? It just
>> > doesn't make sense to me...
>> >
>> That's what rchacl is for...
> ...and even if there weren't you still wouldn't have to checkout 30 gig
> to do the same with chacl (that is unless you only have a single file
> in your module and that is 30GB big).
> Just do the checkout non-recursively or better yet, only check out a
> single file from that module. The only thing you really need is the
> sandbox metadata and that will get created as soon as Checkout has to
> create a directory on your machine.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Oliver
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