[cvsnt] Re: root ACL rights

Daniel Lapolla ldlapolla at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 2 18:55:35 GMT 2006

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Are you using the "writers" file inside CVSROOT?

If yes, try to remove (or rename) it.

I've been using ACLs in the same way you stated, but I got rid of my 
"CVSROOT/writers" file.

Also I'm using AclMode=normal inside CVSROOT/config.


Taner Akbulut wrote:
> I am trying to understand ACL rights. My aim is to prevent users creating
> new directories in the repository. I'll create new directories for each
> project and will give read, write etc. access for the users.
> So I've created a repository in "C:\CVSACLREP" and given the prefix
> /cvsaclrep Then I've changed the owner to tanera and given the following
> rights:
> C:\>cvs rlsacl .
> Directory: <root>
> Owner: tanera
> user=tanera
>         all
> <default>
>         read
> If I remove the read right for default (I mean "cvs rchacl -a none .") but
> in this case users can not see any directory in the root. So I've given the
> read right. But in this case users can create new directories in the root
> which I did not expect?
> for example I connect as davutu user and give the command:
>> cvs import -m "import test by davutu" testcvs3 start
> Then testcvs3 directory is created in the root. How can I prevent this at
> the same time allowing users to see directories in the root?
> --
> Taner Akbulut
> Toyota Motor Europe

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