[cvsnt] Read only checkout issue with "rcs-permissions-tag"

Arthur Barrett arthur.barrett at march-hare.com
Wed Sep 26 22:11:38 BST 2007

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> Have a problem with some files getting checked out into a 
> read only state.
> It looks like there is a keyword "rcs-permissions-tag" in the 
> repository
> file that cvs is using to set the permissions.  Does anyone 
> know how this
> keyword is set?  It has a value of 666 in some files and they work ok.
> Other files have a value of 050 and these get checked out as 
> read only.

Yes this is a known bug.  See bug 4732 for more info.

I'm not sure from memory if you need to re-commit the file after using
the discussed workaround or if with the workaround a fresh checkout is


Arthur Barrett

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