I just tried updating (from a remote location) a file with CVS and I
cvs server: warning: cannot write to history file /var/lib/cvs/CVSROOT/history: Permission denied
And sure enough:
$ ls -l /var/lib/cvs/CVSROOT/history
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 0 2002-12-10 17:00 /var/lib/cvs/CVSROOT/history
On another machine I have all the files in CVSROOT are group "users",
and the history file is group rw.
I guess I'm curious why my Debian installation has the history file not
writable by normal users (or if it should or shouldn't be).