[cvsnt] Cannot change permissions on temporary directory

Eric B. ebenze at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 31 21:56:19 GMT 2007

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>"Arthur Barrett" <arthur.barrett at march-hare.com> wrote in message
>news:mailman.378.1193776289.24527.cvsnt at cvsnt.org...
>> I am running CVSNT 2.5.03 (build 2151) on a Win2K SP3 machine.
>Please upgrade to the latest stable.

Will try that shortly.

>> msg from CVS when doing a checkout -c:
>> cvs [server aborted]: cannot change permissions on temporary
>> directory
>> D:\CVS\Temp/cvs-serv2344: Permission denied
>Can other non-Admin users (not an admin in AD and not an admin in
>CVSROOT/Admin) checkout this file?


>Do a log/rlog on the file that is failing and check the "mode" - if it's
>wrong (eg: 010) then it's a known bug.

That's the interesting part.  By the time that CVS fails and displays the
error msg, the temp directory that it is trying to create no longer exists
in the directory.

I'm actually trying to check out an entire project, not an individual file.
I don't know if that makes a difference or not.
I am also not sure what you mean by doing an log/rlog on the file and
checking the "mode".  I tried to do a log on the file and I get the
following output:

cvs log EncounterEntry.java:

RCS file: /action/client/EncounterEntry.java,v
Working file: EncounterEntry.java

head: 1.5
locks: strict
access list:
symbolic names:
keyword substitution: kv
total revisions: 7; selected revisions: 7

Am I missing a particular option in the log command?



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