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Old 10-10-2006, 05:53 AM   #1
theVman
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Help with CVSWeb and protected directories required.


Hi,

Clearly i'm new to linux since I've posted here

The situation:

I've got a cvs repository protected with permissions to only allow the owner and users of a particular group access to view it and everything within it.

This stops CVSWeb from being able to list the repository as it cannot access the directory, the error "Error: /: Permission is denied" is shown in the browser.

If I allow the cvs repositories to be readable by world then everything works fine, so there isn't a problem with the cgi script not executing.

The question:

How to allow CVSWeb to show the protected folders? I'm running Red Hat el3, and Apache. I think its got something to do with the user and group that apache runs with maybe?

Thanks for any help, pointers or advice.

Viru.
 
Old 10-13-2006, 01:09 PM   #2
theVman
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fixed.

I've fixed it myself. In case of futures searches i've replied.

Basically i discovered that the cgi scripts were running as apache user, so i changed the user and group that the apache server runs under to the admin user who maintains the directories. simple when you know how
 
  


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