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Old 10-06-2004, 04:06 PM   #1
RFlaugher
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CVS won't allow "root" to commit changes


I am trying CVS for the first time and I am following a tutorial. When I try to commit my changes I get the message "root" not permited to commit changes. Why is this happening?
 
Old 10-06-2004, 06:07 PM   #2
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That's hard to tell since you're not letting us in on any of the details. How do you access the repository? Locally? Through a pserver? Have you set up a chrooted environment that only specific users can access? Error messages?


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Old 10-07-2004, 07:49 AM   #3
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Starting from scratch:

$ export CVSROOT=/cvs
$ cvs init
$ cvs checkout CVSROOT
$ cvs edit config
$ cvs commit config
cvs [commit aborted]: 'root' is not allowed to commit files
 
Old 10-07-2004, 02:43 PM   #4
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Add "root" to a line of its own to the $CVSROOT/CVS/writers file. Create it if it doesn't exist. Read the "Cederqvist", the CVS manual and specifically read up on the part under "The repository".

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