[cvsnt] some questions on getting cvsnt working on a redhat box

Aaron Bliss abliss at brockport.edu
Tue Dec 4 21:28:25 GMT 2007

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   Hi everyone,
   It seems that the cvs server was working all along (I just didn't
   realize it).  Access via ssh authenticating against our ldap servers
   is working fine.  I noticed that when modules are checked in, the CVS
   directory that is created gets perms of 777 and the fileattr.xml file
   gets perms of 666.  As I'm using the sgid bit at the repository root,
   I don't need the server to set permissions this wide open.  Can this
   be configured?  Thanks again for your help.
   [1]bwhicks at aep.com wrote:

[2]cvsnt-bounces at cvsnt.org wrote on 12/04/2007 12:55:19 PM:

My ultimate goal is to be able to offer cvs access via ssh
authenticating against the ldap server, but for now I would like to just

use pserver for authentication just so I know that everything is
working.  I'm new to cvs servers, so bear with me here.  Correct me if
I'm wrong, but I'll need to add users to each repository, correct before

users will be able to use the repositories?  If so, how do I go about
doing that?  Thanks for your help.

Your whole plan sounds good. Looks like your only hangup is the users. I'd
start by adding userid's to the system (/etc/passwd) and then configure
the repository to get its users from the system. This is done in the
config file when you check out the CVSROOT module. Once that works, you
can get your cvs server to authenticate through your LDAP server just by
getting PAM working for the system. Once you can ssh to the box using LDAP
credentials, cvs should just work.

Good luck!

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Aaron Bliss
Systems Administrator
SUNY Brockport
(585) 395-2417


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