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Old 05-23-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
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CVS Permission issues on creating new modules

I'm currently managing a small CVS server on my Linux server 2.6.21-2-486 (Debian Lenny) running Concurrent Versions System (CVS) 1.12.13. I have an issue where when new files and modules are created permissions are not being set correctly.

I'd like everything in my CVSROOT to chown to AdminAccount:cvs but currently its UserThatCreated:AnotherGroupDependingOnUser

Thanks in advance,
Old 05-29-2008, 02:42 PM   #2
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bump ^^^^^^^^^^
Old 05-29-2008, 09:05 PM   #3
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This sounds more like a file system problem than a CVS problem. If you set the group sticky bit on a directory, the files and directories that are created inside it will inherit its group ownership instead of being assigned the user's primary group. For example:
$ ls -ld /usr/local/cvsrepos/webs
drwxrwsr-x 8 cvs cvs_webs 4096 2006-06-04 07:59 /usr/local/cvsrepos/webs
$ ls -l /usr/local/cvsrepos/webs
total 40
-r-xr-xr-- 1 cvs   cvs_webs 2287 2002-03-17 06:40 copyweb.bat,v
drwxrwsr-x 6 cvs   cvs_webs 4096 2006-12-07 05:20 inflections
drwxrwsr-x 2 steve cvs_webs 4096 2006-02-12 05:32 monthly
drwxrwsr-x 2 steve cvs_webs 4096 2006-02-12 05:34 pricing
-r--r--r-- 1 steve cvs_webs 1705 2005-07-05 05:46 runsheet.txt,v
drwxrwsr-x 2 steve cvs_webs 4096 2007-10-24 08:30 steve
-r-xr-xr-- 1 cvs   cvs_webs 4938 2002-06-02 05:10,v
If it's any use, there's some info on this at


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