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Re: setting up a cvs repository

-- Derrick 'dman' Hudson <dman@dman.ddts.net> wrote
(on Monday, 09 December 2002, 11:52 PM -0500):
> On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 06:09:04PM -0500, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> | On 09/12/02 Derrick 'dman' Hudson did speaketh:
> | 
> | > Ok, what is the right way to set up a CVS repository?
> | > 
> | > The problem is that new files created with 'cvs add ; cvs com' are not
> | > group writable.  They need to be group writable so other developers in
> | > the group can modify them later.  If I manually set the writable bit
> | > then everything is fine.  (manually means logging on to the server
> | > with the repository and running 'chmod' on the ,v file)  How can I
> | > make the file be group writable without the need for manual
> | > intervention?
> | 
> |     Try setting your CVS_UMASK environment variable appropriately. 
> Thanks for the direction.  It's actually CVSUMASK, and it doesn't
> achieve what I thought I wanted.  cvs doesn't set the group-write bit
> in the first place, and a umask can only clear bits.
> However, after a bit more searching and reading and testing it seems
> that the ,v files /don't/ need to be group-writable; just the
> directory they are in does.  (this experimenting was all with the
> 'cvs' command on my own debian system)
Try looking into debian's cvs pserver chroot jail (package cvsd). I just
did this, and you can specify default umasks both for the server in
general and for the individual projects. 

Matthew Weier O'Phinney

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