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Old 10-16-2009, 11:15 PM   #1
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cvs checkout problem failed to create lock directory

export CVSROOT=/cvs
cvs checkout subdirectory
cvs checkout: failed to create lock directory for '/cvs/CVSROOT'(/cvs/CVSROOT/#cvs/history.lock): Permission denied

I found another thread similar to my question here:

But I don't understand what the solution is.
I believe this has something to do with the permissions on the directory im trying to check out so I did chmod 777 on subdirectory in /cvs(my cvsroot directory) and I was able to checkout subdirectory afterwards, but I still get the same error.
Old 10-17-2009, 03:42 AM   #2
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The problem in the other posting was about SELinux. What it does is
add another level of permissions to enhance security.

Try running getenforce. If it says Enforcing, you can use "setenforce
Permissive" to disable SELinux.


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