I have been trying hard to setup a cvs server on Fedora Core 4 box. After lots of efforts (including installing missing xinetd), here is the state where I'm stuck:
$ cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/home/cvs/cvsroot status
setgid failed: Operation not permitted
I can login but any other operation just fails with this error.
Here is how the cvspserver service configuration looks like:
# default: off
# description: The CVS service can record the history of your source \
# files. CVS stores all the versions of a file in a single \
# file in a clever way that only stores the differences \
# between versions.
disable = no
socket_type = stream
protocol = tcp
wait = no
user = cvs
log_type = FILE /var/log/cvspserver
passenv = PATH
server = /usr/bin/cvs
# env = HOME=/home/cvs
server_args = -f --allow-root=/home/cvs/cvsroot pserver
bind = 192.168.2.10
# log_on_failure += USERID
and this is the cvs permissions:
-rwxr-sr-x 1 root root 603128 Apr 20 14:31 /usr/bin/cvs
following is the cvsroot directory:
drwxrwxr-x 3 cvs cvsadmin 4096 Sep 16 18:45 /home/cvs/cvsroot
with these contents:
drwxrwxr-x 3 cvs cvsadmin 4096 Sep 16 18:45 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 cvs cvsadmin 4096 Sep 16 23:54 ..
drwxrwxr-x 3 cvs cvsadmin 4096 Sep 16 23:42 CVSROOT
The remote login succeeds:
$ cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/home/cvs/cvsroot login
Logging in to :pserver:email@example.com:2401/home/cvs/cvsroot
I have tried removing the setgid from cvs and putting it back, modifying the service configuration (putting group there and removing it) but somehow nothing seems to work. Also, even google fails me here and does not yield any documentation on this. :scratch:
Oh and BTW, the firewall is disabled and SELinux is also disabled.
Help me, Gurus! I don't want to run the cvs server as root.