CVS is fun about root

From: Dylan Douglas <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 10:02:12 -0700

So, it looks like CVS is a little bitch about committing stuff when
'root' is not allowed to commit files
When committing a permanent change, CVS makes a log entry of who
committed the change. If you are committing the change logged in as
"root" (not under "su" or other root-priv giving program), CVS cannot
determine who is actually making the change. As such, by default, CVS
disallows changes to be committed by users logged in as "root". (You can
disable this option by passing the --enable-rootcommit option to
'configure' and recompiling CVS. On some systems this means editing the
appropriate 'config.h' file before building CVS.)
I'm going to make a user MiiVi on the MiiVi boxen with the same pass as
the root pass and on the cvs server. And commit the files as MiiVi.
Dylan Douglas

Received on Fri Sep 14 2007 - 10:55:58 BST

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