cvs stupid user problem, please help me debug
I saved a cvs repository of personal programs in RedHat some time ago,
before I discovered
Debian. Now I'm trying install it and access the files in it. I used
tar to save the whole
repository as cvs.tgz. When I untar it, I discover that the
permissions are wrong and the
group assignment of the files is different from the Debian convention.
So I set about to
make them right for Debian, but I can't get it to work.
First question: Debian uses "src" as the conventional group name for
cvs internal files.
RedHat uses "staff". Do I need to change this? Or just add myself to
the "staff" group?
I've changed them all to 'src' and added myself to group 'src', but I'm
Second question: What permissions do I need to set? I've done
chmod g+w *
everywhere that there is a directory, but I still get these error
messages when I try to
checkout a sample program directory, e.g.:
pecondon@big:~/co$ cvs co hello
cvs checkout: warning: cannot write to history file
/var/lib/cvs/CVSROOT/history: Permission denied
cvs checkout: Updating hello
cvs checkout: failed to create lock directory for `/var/lib/cvs/hello'
(/var/lib/cvs/hello/#cvs.lock): Permission denied
cvs checkout: failed to obtain dir lock in repository
cvs [checkout aborted]: read lock failed - giving up
I have a feeling I will be shown to be really ignorant when this is
resolved but I'm past
caring about egg on my face!
Paul E Condon | Failure is not an option.
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