[cvsnt] Repository Creation under

Guy Rouillier guyr-ml1 at burntmail.com
Sat Nov 25 00:11:37 GMT 2006

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I just encountered an issue to this one I found in the archives and 
would like to ask a subsequent question.

 > Tony Hoyle wrote:
 > > Q: Is it now required that the repository creator be root?
 > >
 > It pretty much always was.
 > Without access to the PServer file the admin isn't going to be able to
 > publish the repository anyway - the newer versions just do the
 > modification for you.
 > You can tell init not to register the repository (with -n) but then it
 > won't work until you do the registration manually.

I work on a CVS GUI client (gCvs, part of the WinCvs family).  Building 
that runs autopoint for gettext support, which in turn runs "cvs -d 
"$CVSROOT" init".  You see that it is not including the -n option that 
would tell it not to register, so it attempts to register and fails with 
the permission problem.  To get around that, I had to give write 
permission to world on /etc/cvsnt.

Tony, would you characterize this as an autopoint issue?  I'm 
anticipating they say this is a cvsnt-specific extension.

Guy Rouillier

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